Mykhailo Mudryk has played precisely 35 minutes in the Premier League so far – but he’s generated some serious headlines already.
The manner of his transfer – with posts pining for Arsenal followed by a surprise mega money bid from Chelsea – count for a lot of that. But the impression he made in his cameo on the pitch was enormous too.
He looked terrifying to defend again, with amazing straight line speed and quick feed. He almost scored, and left James Milner for dead a couple of times.
36.63 – Mykhailo Mudryk recorded a top speed of 36.63 km/h against Liverpool, the fastest speed recorded in the Premier League this season.
36.63 – Mykhailo Mudryk
36.61 – Anthony Gordon
36.53 – Darwin Núñez
36.22 – Erling Haaland
36.09 – Denis Zakaria
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 24, 2023
We’re not at all surprised to hear it claimed tonight that he hit a top speed of 22.76 miles per hour in the game. That’s the fastest any Premier League player has run all season.
Speed is one thing – if you can combine it with intelligence and technique, that’s something else altogether. Let’s hope Mudryk is the man to do that – he can be a key man for us if so.