Mykhailo Mudryk’s first goal for the Blues and a strike from Armando Broja saw Chelsea defeat Fulham for only their second league victory of the season.
Since his £89 million signing from Shakhtar Donetsk in January, Mudryk’s journey at Stamford Bridge has been a mix of highs and lows. However, his first-half performance in a recent match suggests a potential turning point in his Chelsea career.
In the 18th minute, Mudryk made his mark by giving Chelsea the lead. He showcased his skills by controlling Levi Colwill’s chipped cross with his chest and expertly finishing past Bernd Leno.
Just a minute later, Broja extended Chelsea’s lead. This marked his first goal since October 2022, following a significant knee injury. With these goals, Chelsea climbed to the 11th position in the Premier League.
Fulham struggled to create scoring opportunities throughout the match. Their best chance came in the second half when Sasa Lukic’s shot from inside the six-yard box was brilliantly saved by Robert Sanchez.
Despite his impactful performance, Mudryk was forced to leave the field at half-time due to a quad injury. Manager Mauricio Pochettino expressed hope that the winger would recover in time to participate in the upcoming match against Burnley, scheduled for Saturday.
As Chelsea’s Mudryk and Broja make their presence felt on the field, fans eagerly await their continued contributions in the team’s journey through the Premier League.