WATCH: Christian Pulisic Returns to Score Finishing Goal in Chelsea Victory vs Leicester City

Published 11/20/2021, 2:34 PM EST
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 11: Christian Pulisic of Chelsea during the UEFA Super Cup 2021 Final between Chelsea FC and Villarreal CF at Windsor Park on August 11, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)


Chelsea FC are on a roll this season. Currently sitting at the top of the table, the European Champions continue to enjoy life under Thomas Tuchel. However, the form of Chelsea’s USMNT star, Christian Pulisic, has been a source of constant worry for the blues.

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The American striker has rarely featured this season as he has been struggling a lot with injuries. However, there was never a doubt about his caliber, given his heroics of the past, but he has only played sparsely since the start of the season, adding concern to his future at Chelsea.

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Christian Pulisic scores again in the Premier League

However, things might look better for Pulisic now. He was brilliant in Chelsea’s match against Leicester City and got a goal for all of his hard work. In fact, he had an assist as well, but the goal was ruled out for offside. Nevertheless, Pulisic was in the right place at the right time to get his second Premier League goal in three games this season.

The match was a statement win for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea as the club beat Leicester City by 3-0. Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring in the 14th minute, followed by ex-Leicester star, N’golo Kante, bagging Chelsea’s second, 14 minutes later with a sumptuous strike.

Pulisic’s goal was the cherry on the top for Tuchel’s Chelsea, who now lead the Premier League table with 29 points from 12 games. Behind them in second place lie Liverpool with 25 points and Manchester City with 23 points in third.

 

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Pulisic and his struggles at Chelsea last season

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Last season, Pulisic played 27 games in the Premier League, scoring four goals and getting two assists. This was a downgrade from his previous campaign where he scored nine goals and ended his campaign with four assists.

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However, things might be better this season. It’ll be interesting to see how the USMNT captain does from this point forward, as there’s still a lot of hope for him from the Chelsea faithful.

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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