The squad assembled by Gary O’Neil may not have the same expensive star power as Mauricio Pochettino’s, but that didn’t stop Wolves from securing a 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge. Jamie O’Hara was particularly critical of one underperforming Chelsea player who came off the bench. Mykhailo Mudryk, who was brought to Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk for £62 million, has struggled to justify his price tag and drew O’Hara’s ire after his lackluster performance on Sunday. O’Hara expressed his disbelief at Mudryk’s poor showing, stating that he is not currently living up to his hefty price.
Mudryk’s contribution to Thiago Silva’s late goal did not improve O’Hara’s opinion of him. Mudryk has seen a decline in his goal involvements since joining Chelsea, in contrast to his impressive record at Shakhtar. Not only Mudryk, but other Chelsea players have also failed to justify their high transfer fees since Todd Boehly took over the club. O’Hara, among others, remains unconvinced of the players’ value given their expensive signings.