Chelsea get Mykhailo Mudryk boost as winger trains with Ukraine after injury scare
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 17, 2023 - 06:36PM
Mudryk needed treatment during the 2-0 win over North Macedonia (Picture: Getty)

winger is set to be involved in ’s European Championship qualifier against Malta having trained with the group following an injury scare.

The 22-year-old started last Saturday’s clash with North Macedonia but required treatment in the 80th minute with manager Serhiy Rebrov opting to replace him shortly after.

A 2-0 victory for Ukraine left them with real hope of earning an automatic qualifying spot for next ’s tournament. Ukraine are currently third, level on 10 points with Italy .

A win or a draw for Gareth Southgate’s side will secure their place in Euro 2024, leaving Italy and Ukraine to fight it out for second place in November.

Ukraine are away to Malta on Tuesday night at the Malta National Stadium on Monday.

Chelsea host Arsenal in their first game back after the international break on Saturday 21 October and will hope for no more injury concerns ahead of that clash.

after an injury concern emerged last week. The 25-year-old has been ever-present in Pochettino’s starting XI this season, called into the France squad to replace the injured Dayot Upamecano.

Mudryk scored his first Chelsea goal in the win away to Fulham (Picture: Getty)

Disasi himself withdrew shortly after however, undergoing a scan which revealed ‘a tear in the quadriceps of the left thigh’, according to a statement released by the French FA.

after picking up a knock in the 9-1 thrashing of Serbia.

England Under-21 boss Lee Carsley provided an update on Sunday afternoon. While not overly concerned by the knock, the former Everton midfielder said no risks would be taken with such a huge game for his club looming large next weekend.

‘I think Cole would be fine, but we don’t take any chances with any of the players,’ said Carsley.

‘If there is a slight doubt that they’re going to miss a game at the weekend, we get them back to the clubs as quickly as we can.

‘We could’ve kept Cole here another day and see how it was, but we didn’t think it was right.’

Strikers Armando Broja and Nicolas Jackson also returned to Cobham last week after leaving the Alania and Senegal squads early.

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