‘He could be a standout star’ – Peter Drury urges patience with this Chelsea player

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Popular football commentator, Peter Drury has urged fans to be patient with Mykhailo Mudryk, as he has full confidence that the Chelsea winger will come good.

Mudryk has struggled to reach his full potential for Chelsea since he joined from Shakhtar Donetsk last January.

The 23-year-old was hauled off at halftime during Chelsea’s 6-1 win against Middlesbrough on Tuesday, leading to many criticising him, but Drury says he may need up to two years to find his best form again.

“I still want Mudryk to be a star and I know there’ll be people rolling their eyes and all of that,” Drury told The Byline.

“Again you’ve got to understand that this is a very young man who’s come from one football culture to another, from one incidentally very troubled country to ours, leaving behind – these are human beings with families and issues.

“I really hope that Chelsea fans can find it in themselves to cut him a good deal more slack, even over the coming months because it might take in his case two years, three years before the penny properly drops.

“He’s clearly a fabulous athlete, he’s clearly very well-intentioned and properly motivated, he wants to do well and I’m pretty certain given time he could be a standout star.”