Chelsea can breathe a collective sigh of relief as concerns over the well-being of Mykhailo Mudryk as he is not injured. Mykhailo Mudryk left the pitch in the 90th minute due to calf pain. It was during Ukraine’s Euro 2024 qualifying match against England. This had resulted from an awkward fall while under pressure from England’s Kyle Walker.
Recently, Mykhailo Mudryk was involved in Ukraine’s subsequent recovery training session. This included running on the grass at the Fair Play Arena near Wroclaw. This positive development bodes well for his availability as part of manager Serhiy Rebrov’s squad. It is for their crucial upcoming match against Italy at the iconic San Siro stadium in Milan.
The competition for the coveted second spot in Group C is heating up, with Ukraine and Italy vying for the position while England leads the group as favorites to qualify for Euro 2024 as group winners. Gareth Southgate’s side currently tops the group standings with an impressive 13 points from five matches. In contrast, Ukraine occupies second place with seven points, albeit having played one more game than Italy, who have accumulated four points.
Pochettino’s Mudryk plans and Chelsea squad
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino can undoubtedly breathe easier knowing that Mykhailo Mudryk has avoided any major injury concerns. This reassurance is particularly significant. Given the litany of injuries plaguing the Chelsea squad at the moment. Chelsea faces formidable challenges in their upcoming Premier League encounter against Bournemouth. It is crucial.
The list of casualties includes new signing Romeo Lavia, Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, Carney Chukwuemeka, Armando Broja, and Marcus Bettinelli. Mykhailo Mudryk and his fitness is, therefore, of paramount importance. His availability could significantly bolster the team’s depth and overall performance during this challenging period.
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