Chelsea star has the potential to win Ballon d’Or, says Premier League manager

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi believes Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk is capable of winning the Ballon d’Or.

De Zerbi coached Mudryk at Shakhtar Donetsk during the 2021-22 season, and is fully aware of the winger’s ability.

“Mudryk is a fantastic player, but Brighton can’t buy him,” De Zerbi said.

“I like him, because I like all my ex-players. But Brighton can’t buy him.

“I think Mudryk can win the Ballon d’Or in the future. I know the value of Mudryk, he has the potential to win the Ballon d’Or.”

Mudryk has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in European football after a phenomenal start to the season that has seen him score 10 goals in 18 matches across all competitions from out wide.