Mikhail spent the entire match against Luton on the bench.
Chelsea, led by Ukrainian winger Mikhail Mudryk, beat Luton away in the match of the 20th round of the English Premier League (EPL) . The match at the Kenilworth Road stadium ended with a score of 2:3 .
Mauricio Pochettino's team took the lead in the 12th minute, when Cole Palmer took advantage of a blunder by the home team's defender and sent the ball into the far corner from outside the penalty area.
Towards the end of the first half, the Blues doubled their lead – Noni Madueke powerfully hammered the ball into the near corner from outside the penalty area in the 37th minute.
In the middle of the second half, Chelsea scored for the third time – in the 70th minute, Nicholas Jackson brought Palmer one on one with the Luton goalkeeper, and the 21-year-old Englishman confidently figured it out and scored into an empty net.
It seemed that everything had already been decided in this match, but the Premier League newcomer managed to revive the intrigue. In the 74th minute, Elijah Adebayo's header hit the Chelsea goal, but the goal was canceled due to offside.
Another six minutes passed and the home team scored according to the rules – Ross Barkley headed into the far corner after a corner kick. In the 86th minute, Luton reduced the gap to a minimum – Adebayo scored.
At the end of the match, Rob Edwards' men bravely went forward and tried to snatch a draw, but the Londoners managed to hold on to victory. Mudryk was included in the list for the fight, but did not take to the field.
Let us note that in this match, Luton surpassed Chelsea in the number of shots – 15 versus 12, although they hit fewer shots on target – 6:8. In terms of expected goals (xG), the elite division debutant also had an advantage – 2.81 to 1.57.
Review of the match “Luton” – “Chelsea”
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After this match, Chelsea (28 points) are in tenth place in the Premier League. Luton (15 points) are in the relegation zone in 18th place.
In the next round, Mudryk's team will host Fulham on January 13, and Luton will play away against Burnley on January 15.