USA Star Christian Pulisic Impresses on Chelsea Return Against Arsenal

Published 08/01/2021, 1:24 PM EDT


Christian Pulisic has had a relatively bad time at Chelsea as his time in the English Premier League has been marred by injuries. However, he has shown the spark he has every time he does get to play, and the €60 million that Chelsea paid for him seems like a great deal.

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He made his return to Chelsea’s pre-season friendly against London rivals Arsenal. He was fantastic in the game and made some great passes to help Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 in the end. Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham scored for the Blues while Granit Xhaka got Arsenal’s solitary goal.

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This pass over the top from Pulisic is just one of the many times the young forward showed his class. Tuchel tried him out in the right-wing back role for this game, and the experiment succeeded.

It was a great game from Pulisic’s point of view too, who will enjoy the minutes he is getting. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has a lot of options at his disposal but Christian Pulisic will be in the front of the queue from him after this display.

He was injured during the season, but he still featured in the final days of Chelsea’s incredible 2020/21 campaign. He played a huge part in the club’s UEFA Champions League final.

Chelsea beat Premier League champions Manchester City by 1-0 to win their second European trophy in as many seasons.

Christian Pulisic reveals his plans for the new season after winning the UCL last season

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The American talked to reporters from the club about Chelsea’s UCL triumph, his return from injury, and his mental length. “Staying healthy is definitely a big target of mine, and trying to be available as much as I can to continue to help my team and make a big impact,” Pulisic explained.

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But the great thing about our team is that we have so much depth and so many strong players. We have so many games that you’re going to get your time so it’s just about making the most of your chances,” the young forward said.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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