Chelsea news: Mauricio Pochettino slammed for wasting Mykhailo Mudryk among ‘individuals’ | Football

Mykhailo Mudryk impressed for Ukraine against Italy (Picture: Getty)

Mykhailo Mudryk is struggling at Chelsea because the Blues are a ‘team of individuals’.

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That’s according to Shakhtar Donetsk assistant manager Carlo Nicolini, who says that Mauricio Pochettino has failed to produce a ‘team’.

Mudryk joined Chelsea from the Ukrainian club last January in a deal worth around £89m.

The winger opted for Chelsea ahead of rivals Arsenal, much to the delight of supporters in west London.

Mudryk has struggled at Chelsea (Photo by Joris Verwijst/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

But the attacker has struggled to settle at Stamford Bridge, and has managed just two goals in 28 appearances for the club.

His form for Chelsea has often been in contrast to his displays for Ukraine, where Mudryk is his nation’s go-to man.

Mudryk was denied a late penalty as Ukraine drew 0-0 with Italy in a must-win game on Monday night, which saw the Italians book a place at next summer’s European Championships ahead of Ukraine.

But, speaking about Mudryk’s ability to perform for Ukraine and not Chelsea, Shakhtar’s assistant boss Nicolini says the team isn’t set-up for the winger at Stamford Bridge.

‘Chelsea is not a team, individual players struggle there,’ he said.

‘In the national team, you can see the real Mykhailo Mudryk, he can do even more.’

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