Downhill stopped, but that hardly mattered to Chelsea on Sunday.
A difficult 1:0 against Crystal Palace, but all “Blues” fans were only interested in newcomer Mykhaylo Mudryk (22).
Transfer victory for Chelsea!
EUR 100 million transfer fee, contract until 2031, city rivals Arsenal beat out! The Ukrainian is officially introduced against Palace, following the game in the stands, in proper style with a Louis Vuitton scarf. Appropriate for the London Nobel Club.
His goals are expected to propel Chelsea into the Champions League, where he has already scored three goals for Shakhtar Donetsk this season. The 100 million fee consists of a base fee of 70 million plus 30 million bonuses.
Mudryk on the club’s website: “It’s a big club and for me it’s a very interesting project at this stage of my career.”
The striker is already the fifth transfer this winter. Before him, the Portuguese Joao Felix (23) had been loaned out by Atlético Madrid for eleven million euros. He saw a red card in his first game against Fulham (1:2).
Chelsea had just one win in seven games before beating Palace – falling to tenth place. You also have a hard time against your city rivals at first. It lasts until the 64th minute before Blues fans can cheer.
National player Kai Havertz heads in a cross from Morocco’s World Cup hero Hakim Ziyech to score the winning goal.
Spicy: Both players are said to be on the club’s strike list. They should leave the club by summer at the latest. Both are in the starting XI against Palace.
Despite the win, Chelsea are ten points off fourth. One way to qualify for the Champions League would be to win the premier class. But for that, Borussia Dortmund would have to get out of the way in Chelsea in the round of 16 (February 15/March 7).