“Calm down” – Chelsea players are now telling 22-year-old to calm down behind the scenes
Reports suggest that senior players at Chelsea have been advising Mykhailo Mudryk to adopt a more composed and patient approach when playing for the club. According to The Athletic, those offering advice believe that Mudryk has been trying too hard to make things happen on the field instead of trusting in his natural abilities, particularly in crucial moments.
Mudryk’s start at Stamford Bridge has been less than impressive. He has yet to score a goal in competitive matches for Chelsea and has seen limited playing time in recent months. Most of his recent appearances have been as a substitute, often against teams that are defensively compact and looking to protect their lead.
This style of play does not align with Mudryk’s natural tendencies as a speedy and direct winger. However, he has found it challenging to adapt to the demands of the Premier League, which has raised concerns among his teammates.
Chelsea invested a significant amount in Mudryk, indicating their belief in his potential. Despite his struggles, he has been repeatedly advised to slow down and show more patience, particularly in the final third of the pitch. This suggests that his colleagues believe he has the talent but needs to trust it more.
Mudryk is likely hoping for more starting opportunities, and it remains to be seen if manager Mauricio Pochettino will consider a different system after the international break to potentially provide him with more chances to showcase his abilities.