UKRAINE benched Chelsea flop Mykhailo Mudryk for Tuesday’s vital Euro 2024 qualifier away to Italy.
The £97million winger was taken off in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with England.
Mykhailo Mudryk was reduced to a sub role for Tuesday’s vital qualifierRex
Mudryk has failed to impress Mauricio Pochettino since the ex-Spurs chief took over as Stamford Bridge manager in the summer.
Now the ex-Shakhtar Donetsk star has been axed by his national team.
Ukraine went into the clash at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza three points ahead of Italy, who have a game in hand.
England top Group C on 13 points from five matches, with the Ukrainians second on seven from four games.
Not surprisingly, huge national hero Oleksandr Zinchenko stays in at left-back after shocking England by firing the opener at the weekend.
The 22-year-old cost Chelsea an initial £62m back in January.
And the cruel joke around the club is that all the add-ons in the transfer fee will take ages to be paid.
After spluttering last term, Mudryk has again been a bit-part player this season, now under Pochettino.
Ukraine legend and ex-Chelsea attacker Andriy Shevchenko has tried to help Mudryk during the 46-year-old’s regular visits to London.