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Poch: Mudryk needs better understanding of game

Mauricio Pochettino believes Mykhailo Mudryk needs to "understand the game better" after the winger failed to make an impact on his first start of the season in Chelsea's 0-0 draw at Bournemouth.

The £88.5m signing was substituted in the 63rd minute as his disappointing time at Chelsea continues, with the Ukraine international yet to score a Premier League goal in his 19 appearances.

Mudryk joined Stamford Bridge from Shakhtar Donetsk on a eight-and-a-half-year deal in January and he is yet to impress, but Pochettino believes the 22-year-old needs more time to adapt to the Premier League.

The Chelsea head coach told Sky Sports: "He is improving. He still needs to learn; the Premier League is very fast, the speed of the game is so fast.

"I think it's about understanding the game better, try to be more connected sometimes with the team

"We need to give the time and to give the tools for him to improve during the season."

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