Chelsea’s Struggles: Mauricio Pochettino’s Position On Mudryk And Sterling Is Unveilled

The incoming Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino is faced with a crucial decision as he plans for the future of the club. CONTINUE READING…

The choice between Mykhaylo Mudryk and Raheem Sterling looms large as Pochettino sets out his long-term project.

Both players were part of Chelsea’s extravagant spending spree, surpassing £600 million this season, but their performances have fallen short of the high expectations associated with their hefty price tags. CONTINUE READING…

However, Sterling has shown signs of returning to form in recent weeks, particularly with a standout performance on the left-wing, scoring two goals against Nottingham Forest in a 2-2 draw last weekend.

On the other hand, Mudryk arrived at the club in a staggering £87.5 million deal in January but has struggled to make an impact, failing to find the back of the net and playing only 571 minutes in the Premier League.

As a primary left-winger, he is likely to face stiff competition from established international and Premier League winner Raheem Sterling for a place in the team next season.

Competition for starting spots is vital for any club, but with Chelsea set to play fewer fixtures next season due to their absence from European competitions, one of these two players could face a challenging campaign.

Neither player has benefitted from the constant tactical changes under Graham Potter’s management, and Pochettino is expected to bring more stability to the team’s lineup.

Consequently, one of the players could find themselves relegated to the bench at the start of the season, with Mudryk currently being the more probable candidate.

However, sources suggest that Todd Boehly and the Chelsea board will not tolerate such a situation.

In his recent article, Mirror Football’s John Cross emphasized the need for Pochettino to make big signings like Mudryk and Sterling work, considering their respective potentials.

Cross wrote: “Pochettino will have to demonstrate his ability to make signings like Mykhaylo Mudryk and Raheem Sterling thrive. Sterling brings experience and quality, serving as a role model for the young players in the dressing room.

“Mudryk’s signing was significant, even though he is yet to fully showcase his abilities. Nevertheless, it would be unthinkable to give up on him at this stage.”

Mudryk committed to an eight-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea, signing in January and securing his stay at Stamford Bridge until June 2031.

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