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CanMudrykplay in theChampions LeagueforChelsea? Many have been asking on Google after the Blues struck a deal withShakhtar Donetsk.
The west Londoners surprisingly hijacked Arsenals move for the Ukraine international just as it seemed he was on his way to the Emirates Stadium.
According toFabrizio Romano, the 22-year-old has now completed his medical with Chelsea, and will sign a contract running until June 2030 with the Blues paying a total sum of€100m(89m).
The Ukrainian wonderkid will be in attendance today as Chelsea take on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
So, having already featured for Shakhtar Donetsk in Europe this season, can Mudryk play in the Champions League for Chelsea? Lets take a look
Yes Mudryk can play in the Champions League for Chelsea this season.
Despite makingsixappearances for Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League this season, Mudryk is still eligible to take part in a UEFA competition for another side in the second half of the campaign.
WARSAW, POLAND 2022/11/02: Mykhailo Mudryk of Shakhtar seen in action during the UEFA Champions League Group Stage match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig at Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Legia Warsaw Municipal Stadium. Final score; FC Shakhtar Donetsk 0:4 RB Leipzig. (Photo by Mikolaj Barbanell/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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The Ukrainian is not cup tied as UEFA rules state that three new players can be registered for the knockout stages of their competitions, as long as the paperwork is submitted by February 2nd.
UEFAsofficial websitestates: As of the round of 16, a club may register a maximum of three new eligible players for the remaining matches in the current competition. Such registration must be completed by 2nd February 2023 at the latest. This deadline cannot be extended.
Any or all of the players from the above quota of three may have been fielded for another club in the qualifying phase, play-offs or group stage of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Europa Conference League.
That will be music to the ears of Graham Potter, as Mudryk has been superb in the Champions League this season.
Mykhailo Mudryk bringing the thunder ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Will we see him and Shakhtar in the last 16?
The Krasnohrad-born sensation has scoredthreegoals while also providingtwoassists insixChampions League outings for Shakhtar Donetsk this term, including a rocket of a strike against Celtic in a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park.
Chelsea begin their journey in the Champions League Knockout Phase with a Round of 16 clash against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday 15th February at the Signal Iduna Park.
Be sure to keep an eye on Mudryk in that fixture, as he could be the difference for Chelsea.
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