Mykhailo Mudryk appeared to like an Instagram post which criticised Chelsea teammate Marc Cucurella after the 1-1 draw with West Ham United.
Chelsea settled for a point on a frustrating afternoon in east London where they were denied what appeared to be a penalty after Tomas Soucek blocked Gallagher’s shot with his arm.
Mudryk struggled to go through the Hammers defence and at one point in the second-half, appeared to show his frustration with Cucurella.
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Just inside the West Ham half, the Spanish defender received the ball with Mudryk making a run down the left, moving in behind his marker into space.
Instead of finding the winger, Cucurella turned inside and played a simple pass to Enzo Fernandez with the Ukrainian winger not impressed with the decision.
The incident and others similar were picked up by Chelsea supporters with one meme depicting Cucurella blanking Mudryk in favour for other Chelsea teammates.
The post was liked by Mudryk’s Instagram account.
Cucurella, who has also been dealing with a personal issue in recent weeks, was involved in a social media incident this week involving the club’s co-owner Todd Boehly.
On Thursday, Boehly’s Twitter account liked a tweet from football.london with an article showing quotes from Chelsea legend Frank Leboeuf.
‘We don’t want to see Cucurella anymore,’ the club’s former defender said. ‘With all due respect to a man that I don’t know, the player is not good enough for Chelsea. It’s as simple as that.’
The former Brighton defender had another tough afternoon at West Ham on Saturday, replaced in the second-half with the change greeted to by cheers from the Chelsea support.
‘Supporters are entitled to their opinion of course, they just want the team to do well and as I said in the previous press conference I don’t think Marc is in his absolute best moment,’ Potter said.
‘But at the same time he’s been part of a team that’s kept a clean sheet at Anfield, a clean sheet against Fulham.
‘In the summer, I know because I was the selling club, there was another club that were interested in Marc.
‘From a points view in the Premier League they are a good club, so Marc hasn’t become a bad player at all but some players can go through bad times so we need to stick together and help him.
‘Supporters are entitled to their opinion there’s nothing for me to be critical of. That’s just what we have to work with.’