Mykhailo Mudryk has revealed the message from the Chelsea coaching staff which inspired his first Stamford Bridge goal against Arsenal, and thanked the Blues supporters for making it such a special moment.

The Ukrainian international found the net at Stamford Bridge for the first time when he scored our second to put us two ahead against undefeated Arsenal in the Premier League, although we would ultimately have to settle for a 2-2 draw.

He caught Gunners goalkeeper David Raya out of position to drop a looping left-footed effort in under the crossbar from out wide, and Mykhailo Mudryk has confirmed it was no fluke, explaining that was a situation he had prepared for on the training pitch at Cobham.

‘It was something in the middle, between a cross and a shot,’ explained Mudryk. ‘Before the game, our goalkeeper coach told me to look at their keeper because sometimes he is trying to read things and he can just lose the goal, so I can chip him.

‘So it was something I knew and I kept it in my head. I went for something between the cross and the shot and it was a good decision.’

Having got his first Chelsea goal at Fulham earlier this month, Mudryk now has one at Stamford Bridge, making it two in three games for the winger. This one felt extra special, though, with the Chelsea supporters inside the Bridge celebrating wildly and showing their appreciation by giving him a standing ovation as he left the pitch in the 65th minute to be replaced by Nicolas Jackson.

It was arguably Mykhailo's best performance for the Blues so far, with his header at goal being handled in the box to allow Cole Palmer to open the scoring from the penalty spot, in addition to his eye-catching second.

‘It was amazing to share this moment with our fans, and against Arsenal especially. It was a special moment, I really appreciate their support a lot.

‘It means a lot to me to score at Stamford Bridge, especially because I can share this moment with them. It’s special. I liked this moment and I want to have these moments more and more.’

However, the occasion was dampened slightly by the late Arsenal fightback which prevented us from securing the win our performance had warranted.

The fact we were able to go toe-to-toe with the undefeated league leaders and outplay them for long periods of the match, coming away disappointed to only have got a point from the game, is in itself a further sign of Mudryk and his team-mates' progress under Mauricio Pochettino, making it three wins and a draw from our last four games.

‘There is so much disappointment, the whole team is really upset now. I think we have to win this match but maybe we lost our concentration for 10 seconds, and in football things can happen quickly.

‘When you lose concentration it can be really bad for you. We just lost concentration for 10 seconds, but football is fast, that’s all it takes.’

‘But we are still feeling good. I think we are going the right way. We are really disappointed that this was only a draw, but we just have to keep moving forward, working in this way and looking for wins.

‘I think now, at the moment, we have more confidence than we had before. We just have to keep going in the right way and the results will come.’