WATCH: Christian Pulisic Debuts New ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Celebration After Goal vs Crystal Palace

Published 08/15/2021, 4:03 PM EDT


European champions Chelsea have one of the deepest roster in the Premier League. With the likes of Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson Odoi and Timo Werner, the Blues have one of the quickest attacks in the league with a defense anchored by the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva.

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The European champions made a massive move as they splashed the cash to sign Inter Milan’s superstar striker Romelu Lukaku. With the Belgian now in the lineup, the Chelsea attack is now loaded and are ready to challenge for the Premier League.

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Christian Pulisic shows off new celebration against Palace

The Blues finally began their Premier League campaign in the yesterday. While Thomas Tuchel had a host of options, the German opted to give a chance to young guns like Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner in the attack. The free flowing attack was on full display in the season opener against Crystal Palace.

Playing in the Stamford Bridge against a slow-footed Palace side, Chelsea were pretty much dominant from the first minute of the game. Pulisic especially was electric from the very first minute of the game. With his electrifying pace and his dribbling skills, the American was a problem for the Palace defense. He was finally rewarded for his tenacity.

While Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita initially saved a cross from Mason Mount, Pulisic pounced on to the rebound and put a fine finish to the goal. After his fantastic finish, the American celebrated in some style.

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The 22-year-old immediately raised his right hand and showed off his tiger tattooed hand showing his new ‘eye of the tiger’ celebration. This was certainly an incredible performance by Pulisic and Chelsea.

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With such a loaded roster, ‘the Blues’ have all the depth in their roster. But this might be a headache for the German manager. Locking in on a prominent starting lineup will be key to gain some much needed stability.

Given the performance Pulisic had against Crystal Palace, the American might be making a great case for him as a starter. If the 22-year-old can continue to produce performances like this add in goal contributions, he will surely be a mainstay in the starting 11.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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