Chelsea fans gush after €100 million star chosen

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 1 Apr 2023 17:38 BST
  • 4 min read
Graham Potter, Chelsea, 2022/23

Chelsea supporters are in dreamland after hearing the news that Mykhailo Mudryk would be starting in their game against Aston Villa.

The Blues face the Villians in a Premier League contest at Stamford Bridge - and the Ukrainian player is among those who have been selected in Graham Potter’s starting XI.

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News of the selection has sent Chelsea fans into a state of euphoria, with many saying online just how pleased they were at the attacker’s selection.

Potter’s men go into the game in 10th place in the table, in what’s been a dour season for the west London side.

There has been a huge influx of players brought in over the summer and winter window, with many yet to find their feet with Chelsea.

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Potter spoke about trimming the side ahead of the match against Villa, mentioning Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic.

The former Brighton manager said: “‘Mateo is similar to Mason [Mount]. He is someone I have a huge respect for as a person. He’s been great with us, very supportive, he plays a role in the team and has been the captain the last few games as well.

So from my perspective he is important but again, it’s also between Mateo and the club to talk and when they have something to announce, I am sure they will announce it.

“I think the club has conversations with players all the time. It just doesn’t necessarily mean it’s public. These things happen behind the scenes and when we’ve got something to report, we can report it.’

He added: ‘He had a tough pre-World Cup because he had a bit of an ongoing knee issue that he’s been nursing and getting through pretty much all season. So that’s been a challenge for him. But the way he’s handled himself has been absolutely fantastic.

“He’s done the work behind the scenes to be available all the time, play the World Cup, and I think the World Cup was maybe a great experience for him and a break from everything.

“‘He has come back in a really good way and the last couple of weeks, he’s really stepping up and showing his quality, showing his leadership, and he has turned into a goal-machine during the international break so that is good for us.’”