In last night’s English Premier League match against Fulham, Chelsea’s new left wing player Mykhailo Mudryk was substituted at half-time, paving way for fellow new signing Noni Madueke.
Mudryk’s withdrawal from the match at half-time had left some of the Chelsea fans astonished and unhappy, considering the huge €100 m fee the club had invested in order to sign him from Shakhtar Donetsk.
However, speaking to beIN SPORTS channel in the post-match conference, Chelsea manager Graham Potter revealed that Mudryk’s early substitution was necessitated by the fact that he had a heavy cold this week and the Ukrainian international was feeling heavy-legged.
Graham Potter discusses Mudryk’s availability for the Chelsea vs Liverpool game
“He had a heavy cold all week. We thought 60 would be his maximum but he just felt heavy legged at half-time so felt 45 was right for him,” Potter said.
The Premier League match ended on a 0-0 draw, leaving Chelsea on 9th position league standings at 30 points, with Liverpool and Aston Villa yet to play. Fulham occupy the 6th position at 32 points.