Still half in civilian clothes: Chelsea shopping Mudryk is already in London
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Thanks to Kai Havertz, Chelsea have taken a small step out of the crisis.
The previously three Premier League games in a row without a win Blues struggled at home to a 1-0 (0-0) against London rivals Crystal Palace.
Havertz scored the only goal of the game in the 64th minute.
According to a media report, his future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain.
According to information from the British Telegraph, several stars, including the 23-year-old ex-Leverkusener, could have to leave Chelsea next summer.
According to the report, coach Graham Potter does not have to tremble for his job despite the recent crisis in London.
The new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is not thinking about a change of coach, but about separating parts of the team if the results of the Champions League opponent Borussia Dortmund do not improve significantly.
Chelsea FC on a big shopping spree in winter
On Sunday, the club announced the signing of 22-year-old Ukrainian top talent Michailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk for up to 100 million euros.
Chelsea had previously signed David Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos and - on loan from Atlético Madrid - Portugal international striker Joao Félix.
According to the Telegraph report, professionals like Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Havertz could have to go.
For Havertz it was the fifth goal of the season in the 18th Premier League game, for Chelsea the first win in the fifth competitive game of the year.
The club is currently only tenth in the English league.
Purchasing Mudryk watched from the stands.
"This is a huge club in a fantastic league and a very attractive project for me at this stage of my career," Mudryk was quoted as saying in a Chelsea statement.
Mudryk has not played in a goal in his eight internationals.
In the Ukrainian Premier League he leads the scorer ranking with seven goals and six assists, in the Champions League he also delivered impressive performances with five points in six games.
In the round of 16 of the Champions League, the Londoners will first play Borussia Dortmund on February 15.
The second leg will be played at Stamford Bridge on March 7th.