Fans think they know why Mykhailo Mudryk missed his chance in the opening minutes of Chelsea’s Premier League match at Manchester United.
Mudryk started in attack as the Blues look to end the league campaign on a high following an extremely underwhelming season.
And the visitors had a glorious chance in the fourth minute of their league clash at Old Trafford when Lewis Hall picked out the Ukrainian.
Hall squared a pass to Mudryk, who completely fluffed his lines in front of goal as he shot well wide of David De Gea’s net.
His woeful attempt sent social media wild as they believe he’s allowed Joey Swoll to get into his head.
The US influencer slammed the 22-year-old after he shamed a gym-goer on Instagram. The Chelsea star uploaded a clip of an elderly man using a rowing machine in a post mocking the person.
Swoll ruthlessly took aim at Mudryk, saying: “So you see that man at the gym working hard trying to better himself with a trainer, he’s in an embarrassing situation, yes, he’s a little exposed, and you decide ‘hey – let me take a video of it to post on social media to make fun of him all for attention’ – Really?”
He added: “[…] You’re a professional soccer player and you play for Chelsea in the Premier League, is this how you want to represent yourself and your team?”
VIDEO: Mudryk’s miss vs Man United
😳 this has got to be the worst miss of the season from Chelsea’s Mudryk
Just so unbelievable #MANCHE pic.twitter.com/MFen4k73Qo
— Macdonald Daniel (@Dannywisest) May 25, 2023
Mudryk misses the chance to score the opening goal. #MUNCHE
— Reyi (@Reinaldodcg9) May 25, 2023
Mudryk had an absolute howler there oh my days 😭💀 pic.twitter.com/SFmK4S3Sad
— 🇵🇭🇸🇪 (@RaqzyAFC) May 25, 2023
People on social media believe Swoll has got to Mudryk as they all made the same point following the player’s sitter.
One Twitter user wrote: “Joey Swoll 1-0 Mudryk.”
A second tweeted: “Mudryk was too busy thinking about Joey Swoll to shoot.”
A third added: “Mudryk went from getting violated by Joey Swoll to missing an open goal in the space of a day.”
A fourth said: “Mudryk letting that Joey Swoll cooking get to his head.”
Another commented: “Mudryk definitely saw that Joey Swoll video of him getting cooked.”