The 100 million euro man, Mikhailo Mudrik, made his Chelsea debut.
Chelsea shared one point each with a score of 0-0 in the 21st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Anfield in Liverpool, England on the 21st at 9:30 pm (Korean time). Both teams are in 8th (Liverpool) and 10th (Chelsea) with 29 points.
It was a match between two teams that have been struggling lately. After losing to Manchester City and Fulham, Chelsea achieved a turnaround by winning against Crystal Palace in the last game. Chelsea expected to rise after beating Liverpool. On the other hand, Liverpool lost to Brentford and Brighton respectively and aimed to escape from their second consecutive league title. 온라인카지노
But a boring battle unfolded. Chelsea shook the net once at the beginning of the first half, but the goal was disallowed as offside was declared as a result of checking the video review (VAR). Afterwards, both teams expressed their regrets at the end of the game, and the first half ended 0-0.
In the second half, the pattern of the game was similar. In this situation, coach Graham Porter raised the number of wins. On the 15th, Moudrik, who had spent a whopping 100 million euros (about 134 billion won), was replaced. Moudrik made a great contribution to changing the atmosphere immediately after being put in. Mudrik, who started as a left wing forward, began to lead Chelsea’s attack by showing bold breakthroughs, advances, and sensible passes.
There was also a chance for a debut goal before his debut. Moudrik took a left-footed shot after peeling off three Liverpool defenders in the penalty box 10 minutes after being substituted, but swallowed regret as it hit the side net. In addition, he showed fast speed in counterattack situations and emerged as a new attacking option for Chelsea.
In just 35 minutes, he captivated Chelsea fans. Based on ‘Squawka’, a soccer statistics media, Mudrik digested 35 minutes, had a tackle success rate of 100%, attempted 14 passes (13 successful), successfully contested 7 times, touched 4 times in the box, and shot 1 time, recording a ‘crack’ ‘.
Even Steven Gerrard admired it. “He reminded me of Arjen Robben. His feet, how fast he is and how he handles the ball, I would be very excited if I were a Chelsea fan,” Gerrard said on the British ‘BT Sport’ broadcast.
Rio Ferdinand agreed. Ferdinand said: “I saw explosive pace. I saw soft feet, good decision making in the final third and composure. Those qualities are terrifying for full-backs. It’s an exciting moment for Chelsea fans and why didn’t Arsenal fans sign him? I’ll think about it,” he raised his thumb.