The USA International forward Christian Pulisic is entering his third year at Chelsea; however, he’s yet to have a full preseason with the team as he is recovering from an injury.
Pulisic arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2019, joining up with the team already on a pre-season tour of Japan; the last campaign was cancelled due to the coronavirus for an American attacker.
However, the much bigger concern of Pulisic’s first two campaigns have been his minor injury issues — at least nine separate ailments, according to the Transfermarkt. He’s missed large chunks of his time at Stamford Bridge, starting only 52 games from 77 total appearances. The Blues have played 114 games since his transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
Pulisic did manage to dazzle to great effect at Chelsea. However, he was one of the key players for Frank Lampard in 2020 before Englishman was replaced by Thomas Tuchel; however, having Pulisic available for only about half of the Blues games is not exactly a great situation. He himself knows that as well, and is hoping that after a recovery and the rest in the summer could help him to be a regular starter for Chelsea.
“I think that’s going to be a big positive for me, so I’m looking forward to the start of the season. This year is my first real full pre-season at Chelsea, and it’s just given me a good chance to get my full fitness and for me to get 100 per cent fit and ready to play 90 minutes once the season begins.
“That’s the aim for me, just trying to get my body in a good place where I can be available as much as possible this season. Hitting the ground running at the start of the season is the goal, of course. It’s nice to be able to have a full pre-season this time and get nice and fit and be 100 per cent ready in time for the start of the season.” Pulisic told to Chelsea FC official website.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are having a quiet summer transfer window, which means that young stars at the club have to step up reach another level for the upcoming season, especially if they are keen on challenging for all possible trophies. Pulisic could play a vital role for the Blues if he can stay healthy.