Chelsea news: Wesley Fofana has made a bold claim surrounding Kylian Mbappe and one of his Chelsea teammates
In a challenge on the Chelsea YouTube channel, the Ukraine international was asked to guess which statistics he had on his card from the FIFA video game series. When he claimed he would have the best pace, the host asked Fofana if Mudryk was the fasted player he had played against.
“Yeah,” replied the former Leicester City man, before Benoit Badiashile hit back with: “And Mbappe?” Fofana seemed adamant, hitting back with: “No chance [Mbappe is faster]. It’s finished.”
It should perhaps come as little surprise to some that this may be the case, especially given the comparisons to Mbappe that Mudryk received before his move went through. Former Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu was one of many to make that claim, believing there were clear similarities.
“Mudryk is a copy of Mbappe,” Lucescu told reporter Emanuel Rosu back in January ahead of the switch. “It will be great to see him play at a higher stage than he is right now. His qualities and perspectives can’t be questioned.”
It remains to be seen if the youngster can hit the heights that Mbappe has already set at such a young age, but if he can, the Blues have a gem on their hands.