Chelsea legend, Pat Nevin, has hailed the Blues forward, Mykhailo Mudryk, describing him as a ‘phenomenal’ talent.
Nevin wants his former club to keep faith in the Ukraine International.
Mudryk, 22, joined the Blues in a £88.5 million deal from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer but has failed to make an impact.
However, Nevin feels the player should be given more time as he believes the 22-year-old will come good.
He said the Ukrainian could turn out another Kevin De Bruyne or Mohamed Salah should the Blues let him leave.
“There’s a reason why Arsenal wanted Mudryk – he’s phenomenal,” Nevin told OLBG.
“His pace is ridiculous and so are his skills. He had different problems to everyone else as he was a Ukrainian lad coming into a new country.
“There was also a massive transfer fee hanging over him, though the pressure is slightly off now due to the other fees Chelsea have paid.
“I think he has the potential to be a great forward and a great creator. He came into a side that wasn’t playing well, but he didn’t make it easy for himself.
“His numbers last season were not good. I always look at the underlying player and I don’t think Chelsea want to lose him. Chelsea know better than anyone that if you let a player go, they can be world-class somewhere else.
“He came in in January, which is a tough time for players to arrive. It’s early days this season, and I still have great hopes for Mudryk when the team starts clicking.
“That could be later this season or next season. He has all the qualities that defenders hate playing against. If Chelsea did cut their losses, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him shine somewhere else. He’s still only 22.
“You’d expect him, and a lot of other Chelsea players, to start finding their best form. The problem is, you have so many players who aren’t at their peak yet, and that’s why you need experienced players like Thiago Silva or Ben Chillwell to help the team gel. It’s just not clicking as well as everybody at the club would have hoped.”