Ally McCoist backs Mykhailo Mudryk to surpass club legend Eden Hazard

Mykhailo Mudryk came on as a second-half substitute on Saturday to make his club debut.

Chelsea’s winter signing Mykhailo Mudryk has been backed to surpass Eden Hazard after an exciting debut.

While taking to Talksport Radio, as quoted by Express, former Scotland striker Ally McCoist has backed the Ukraine international to surpass club legend Eden Hazard after his explosive debut against Liverpool.

Mykhailo Mudryk arrived at Stamford Bridge for a deal worth £88.5m last week. He came on as a second-half substitute on Saturday to make his club debut. In the second half, he was impressive and troubled Liverpool’s back-line.

Here’s what McCoist said about the 22-year-old and compared him to Hazard (h/t Express):

“I’m having him. He looks the real deal. I’ll tell you what he is, he’s a lot quicker than Hazard.“He is a flying machine. He was on for two minutes and James Milner was chasing him like me at the six-a-side at this moment in time.“What a turn of pace it was and James was just a little bit late with the tackle, got a yellow card. But no, what a cameo for a start, I thought he probably should have won the game actually to tell you the truth.”

Referencing what McCoist said, it did seem like Mudryk has a lot more pace to burn compared to Hazard during his Chelsea days. But, if the Ukrainian can do even half of what the Belgian did at Stamford Bridge, his time here would be considered a success.

With no game till the 3rd of February due to the elimination in EFL Cup and FA Cup, Chelsea and Graham Potter have time to spend extra days on the training field to incorporate Mudryk and make him understand what needs to be done to do well in this team.

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