Mykhailo Mudryk was just inches away from scoring his first Chelsea goal and Blues fans have taken to Twitter to console the youngster
Chelsea supporters have consoled Mykhailo Mudryk on social media after VAR ruled out his first goal for Chelsea. The 22-year-old has impressed in glimpses since joining the Blues but, having arrived with little game time under his belt, he’s had to gradually build his match fitness.
Mudryk has been desperate to net his first goal for the club and he almost did had he not been offside. Enzo Fernandez threaded the Ukraine international in behind the Leicester City defence with only Danny Ward standing in his way.
He galloped towards goal before slotting the ball into the bottom left-hand corner. Mudryk wheeled away in celebration before throwing himself into a knee slide by the corner flag, reminiscent of Didier Drogba.
Just moments later, he was ruled offside and his goal was chalked off. Chelsea fans quickly flooded to social media to console the youngster — luckily for Mudryk, he went on to provide the assist to Mateo Kovacic’s excellently taken volley.
So, with that being said, football.london has taken a look at some of the best reactions to Mudryk’s imitation of Drogba after almost scoring.
@CFCDubois tweeted: “He did the Drogba cele too nah someone give Mudryk a hug.”
@ClockendH tweeted: “Mudryk ran past the linesman whilst his flag was up doing the Drogba celebration, don’t kill me.”
@CriminalCosta tweeted: “The knee slide was bad enough but the waving of the arms like drogba. F****** hell mudryk lovely finish though bless you.”
@TikiTokaMate tweeted: “Mudryk bless him, did the Drogba and everything, lots of glimpses from him today though.”
@TheRealFutbolTJ tweeted: “Mudryk with a drogba celebration on the big man’s bday even tho he was offside yeah Idc that was cool.”
@123KB0 tweeted: “I’m dying Mudryk was doing the Drogba celebration and the linesman was waving that flag.”
@Bohelytalks tweeted: “Mudryk with a Drogba celebration but offside. Enzo passes are other stuff.”
@Iewdawg tweeted: “Can’t believe mudryk pulled out the drogba celebration on his bday as well ffs football is a cruel sport.”
@DoctourBrown tweeted: “Mudryk hits Didier Drogba’s celebration on his birthday. Man has been a Chelsea fan since he was a kid, you can’t tell me otherwise.”