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Rafael Leao has rinsed Mykhailo Mudryk after he finally opened his account for Chelsea on Monday night.
He received a standing ovation from fans for his performance in the Carabao Cup win over Brighton and followed that up by scoring his first goal for the club against Fulham.
Mudryk controlled a Levi Colwill pass exquisitely before slotting past Bernd Leno. You could see how much it meant for Mudryk given his struggles and his teammates Enzo Fernandez and Colwill were absolutely delighted for him.
However, there was a bizarre reaction from AC Milan star Rafael Leao on Instagram. The Portugal international, who was linked with Chelsea prior to signing a long-term contract with the Rossoneri, commented on Mudryk’s post with graph emojis to signal “stocks falling down”.
It’s safe to assume that Leoo absolutely meant to post the “stocks rising” emojis after Mudryk got off the mark but got a little mixed up and had plenty of fans in stitches.
It took Mudryk 24 games to notch for Chelsea but he was replaced by Ian Maatsen at half-time after an injury.
However, manager Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful that injury is not a cause for concern.
“I hope with Mykhailo it’s not a big issue, because he felt something in the first half,” he said, as per the Evening Standard.
“I hope it is nothing and he’ll be available for Saturday. It’s something in his quad in the first half. He didn’t feel comfortable playing.”
Armando Broja was also on target for Chelsea in his first start since rupturing his ACL just over a year ago.
“We got what we deserved. The performance was very good. I am pleased for Mudryk and for Armando — for Mykhailo because he scored his first goal in the Premier League and for Armando after a long period out, to score again.”