Paul Merson slammed £88.5m Chelsea forward

By | March 2, 2023

Paul Merson Chelsea January signing Mykhailo Mudryk has ‘shown nothing’ since his €100 million (£88.5m) move.


The Blues fended off strong competition from the Gunners to sign Mudryk from Ukrainian giants, Shakhtar Donetsk in the winter transfer window.

The 22-year-old forward made an impressive cameo during his debut for the Blues in the goalless draw with Liverpool. however, in the last five games he is yet to score a provide assist.

And Merson believes for the price the Blues paid, Mudryk should be hitting the ground running at West London club.

‘People think [Graham] Potter isn’t the right man for the job, but I think he is. For me, I think give him time,’ Merson told Sky Sports.

‘I don’t see it changing too quickly. I look at the players and I don’t get it.


‘This Sunday is Chelsea’s biggest game of the season – it’s Tottenham. If he loses this one I’m not sure there is a way back because the fans will go ballistic.

‘This game can change everything though – if Chelsea beat Spurs he can also be a hero.

‘I like him as a manager but I look at the quality of the players and I question it.

‘They brought Mykhailo Mudryk for £88m and, bar a cameo of 20 minutes, he’s shown nothing. I mean nothing.”