Date: 15th January 2023 at 9:19am
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Chelsea welcome Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for a match that could prove crucial for manager Graham Potter. 

The Blues currently sit tenth in the Premier League table and know that a defeat would see The Eagles move level on points with them.

Chelsea have won just one of their last 11 games across all competitions, and Potter is coming under increasing pressure from the club’s supporters who have become so familiar with success.

The Blues have been busy so far in the transfer window, and now one of their targets is set to be in attendance for the London derby, ahead of a proposed move.

According to Fabrizio Romano, winger Mykhaylo Mudryk will be at the game before completing a move to Chelsea.

The Ukraine international has been targeted by Arsenal for weeks, but a late charge by Blues boss Todd Boehly means he is now set for a move to Stamford Bridge.

Romano claims that the player will complete his medical on Sunday afternoon prior to the game, before officially signing for the club.

Mudryk looked set for a move to Arsenal but is now joining Chelsea

In doing so, the 22-year-old will become Chelsea’s fifth January signing, following the arrivals of David Datro Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos and Joao Felix.

The Shakhtar star has been in good form for the Ukrainian side of late, netting ten goals in 18 games across all competitions so far this term.

He has been particularly impressive in the Champions League, scoring three goals and providing two assists.

In total, he has scored 12 goals and provided 17 assists in 44 matches for Shakhtar.

Romano had previously revealed that the deal will cost Chelsea around £88 million, suggesting that owner Boehly isn’t ready to stop spending just yet.

Mudryk is expected to sign a long-term deal with The Blues, keeping him with the club until 2030.

The Ukrainian will become the latest young star to be recruited by Chelsea, with the likes of Carney Chukwuemeka, Gabriel Slonina and Omari Hutchinson having all joined the club during Boehly’s first window in charge.

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