Chelsea’s Michailo Mudrik scored his debut goal with great difficulty.
Mudric started in the 2023-2024 English Premier League 7th round match against Fulham held at Craven Cottage in London, England on the 3rd (Korean time) and scored the first goal in the 18th minute of the first half, leading Chelsea to a 2-0 victory.
Mudric received Levi Colwill’s cross from the left side with his chest at the arc circle, entered the penalty box, and then hit the net with a left-footed shot. It was a goal that stood out with a calm finish.
Mudrik left Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk and moved to Chelsea this winter. The transfer fee paid by Chelsea amounted to 70 million euros (about 99.8 billion won). Including additional options, Mudrik’s ransom was set at 100 million euros (about 142.6 billion won), an increase of 30 million euros (about 42.8 billion won). From Chelsea’s point of view, the player they signed with great intention was Mudric.
Although he wore the Chelsea uniform with great expectations, Mudric did not perform well up to his price tag. He went 15 Premier League games last season without scoring a goal. Although he recorded 2 assists, he failed to score a goal on his debut despite appearing in as many games. He also failed to record a single offensive point in the previous six games this season. His performance was not worthy of the 100 million euro transfer fee.
After all his hard work, Mudrik tasted goals for Chelsea for the first time in 24 official matches. It is a very meaningful score for Mudrik.스포츠토토
Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino also smiled at Mudric’s goal. He said, “I am happy that Mudrik scored a goal. He is an important player in attack. He expressed satisfaction, saying, “He is doing very well.”
However, Mudrik had the misfortune of being replaced at halftime due to a muscle injury. It is known that the injury is not serious, but the situation needs to be monitored further.
Meanwhile, Chelsea, who won their first game in four games thanks to Mudric’s goal, secured 8 points and took 11th place.