Mykhailo Mudryk’s addition to Chelsea is a major plus before their match with Arsenal.
Mykhailo Mudryk, a winger for Chelsea, is expected to play in Ukraine’s European Championship qualifier against Malta after training with the team after an injury scare.
The 22-year-old started the match against North Macedonia last Saturday but needed medical attention in the 80th minute, and manager Serhiy Rebrov decided to replace him soon after.
Ukraine now has a solid chance of securing an automatic qualifying slot for the competition next summer after their 2-0 victory. In third place right now, Ukraine is tied with Italy (who is playing today against England) on 10 points.
Italy and Ukraine will compete for second place in November if Gareth Southgate’s team wins or draws, securing their place in Euro 2024.
Mudryk was spotted working out with the team on Monday at the Malta National Stadium. Ukraine travels to Malta on Tuesday night.
On Saturday, October 21, Chelsea will play host to Arsenal in their first matchback following the international break, and they will be hoping there are no new injury problems.
After an injury issue surfaced last week, the Blues now wait anxiously to see Axel Disasi. The 25-year-old was called up to the France squad to fill in for the injured Dayot Upamecano and has been a constant in Pochettino’s starting lineup this year.
However, shortly afterward, Disasi himself withdrew after a scan revealed “a tear in the quadriceps of the left thigh,” according to a statement issued by the French FA.
Cole Palmer, who suffered an injury during England’s 9-1 demolition of Serbia, will also miss England’s Under-21 team’s European Championship qualifier against Ukraine.
Lee Carsley, the manager of England’s under-21 team, gave an update on Sunday afternoon. The former Everton midfielder said he wasn’t very concerned about the injury but wouldn’t take any chances because his team’s next Saturday game is so important.
We don’t take any chances with any of the players, but I believe Cole would be fine.
We bring them back to the teams as soon as we can if there is even the slightest chance that they will miss a weekend game.
Cole could have stayed another day to see how things went, but we didn’t believe that was appropriate.
Strikers Nicolas Jackson and Armando Broja also visited Cobham last week after departing the Alania and Senegal teams early.