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Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win
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Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win

Chelsea moved back up to fourth in the Premier League table after a blistering 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Friday, April 9. Before kick-off of the London derby, both teams observed a two-minute silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Saturday April 9. Then in quick transition the Blues were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes and before Crystal palace could recognize what was going on, Chelsea were already 3-0 ahead on the 30th minute. Kai Havertz scoring his first Premier League goal since October, guided the ball into the net from an angle. Christian Pulisic soon scored after Havertz’s opener, before Kurt Zouma beat former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill in the air to add Chelsea's third from a Mason Mount free-kick. Palace s...
Tuchel Explains why he Substituted Havertz, Werner against Porto
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Tuchel Explains why he Substituted Havertz, Werner against Porto

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has given reasons he took off Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, during their 2-0 win at FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final. The Blues returned home with a commanding lead from the first leg of the game. Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell got the goals, while it was another miserable outing for Werner and Havertz. Werner was replaced by Olivier Giroud and Havertz by Christian Pulisic. “At the time I accepted that it was a tough match for Timo and Kai today, they didn’t have their best day. “We did not deliver so good, so the connection between the seven and the front three wasn’t there. The balls we delivered weren’t the best balls. “Also, I could feel that our two German players, Kai and Timo, didn’t play at their highest level so I wa...
Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie
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Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a strong squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final’s first-leg tie on Wednesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that has the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount to lead the midfield for the Blues against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had knocked Atlético Madrid out from the Champions League last-16 in March, while Porto eliminated Juventus. Tuchel’s side head to the game after losing 5-2 to West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Toni Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy C...
Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom
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Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva has reacted to the red card he received from referee David Coote during the Blues Premier League match against West Brom on Saturday. The Brazilian was shown a second yellow card leading to him being sent off during the shocking 5-2 defeat to West Brom at home on Saturday. According to the Brazilian, who was playing his first game for Chelsea after two months following an injury-enforced absence, his tackle on Matheus Pereira “was not an expulsion move.” Chelsea appeared to be on a smooth ride to victory when Christian Pulisic put them ahead in the 26th minute but the game changed completely two minutes when Silva was shown a second yellow card for a reckless challenge on Okay Yokuslu. The Brazilian veteran defender had earlier recei...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Why I substituted Christian Pulisic during EPL defeat – Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Why I substituted Christian Pulisic during EPL defeat – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he substituted winger, Christian Pulisic, during his side’s Premier League 5-2 defeat against West Brom on Saturday. Tuchel substituted Pulisic, who scored a goal against West Brom, before the start of the second half at Stamford Bridge. The American international was replaced by Mason Mount as goals from Matheus Pereira (2), Callum Robinson (2) and Mbaye Diagne gave West Brom all three points against Chelsea. But Tuchel is now saying that he substituted Pulisic during Chelsea’s defeat against West Brom because the 22-year-old complained about a hamstring problem. “Christian [Pulisic] did a sprint when he came back out for the second half and said that he felt his hamstring would not survive the game if he continued,” Tuchel sa...
Hargreaves Names Chelsea player that may not play again following 5-2 defeat
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Hargreaves Names Chelsea player that may not play again following 5-2 defeat

  Owen Hargreaves has said that Kurt Zouma may find it difficult featuring for Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel again following his poor performance against West Brom on Saturday. Chelsea were handed a shocking 5-2 defeat at home by relegation battling Sam Allardyce’s side and Hargreaves believes Zouma should take huge part of the blame. According to the Englishman, the French defender may find it difficult winning back the trust of Tuchel as a result of his performance. Tuchel tested his first defeat in Chelsea colours on Saturday with his 14-match unbeaten record crashing to a halt at Stamford Bridge. The Blues took the lead midway through the first half through Christian Pulisic but Thiago Silva received a second yellow card and was sent off just two minutes after Blu...
Tuchel Confirms Another Pulisic Hamstring Problem after Chelsea Half-time Substitution
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Tuchel Confirms Another Pulisic Hamstring Problem after Chelsea Half-time Substitution

The American star has suffered another setback and he will be assessed by the club's medical team ahead of the final weeks of the season Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Christian Pulisic suffered another hamstring problem in Chelsea's 5-2 home defeat to West Brom on Saturday. The 22-year-old felt pain in his hamstring at half-time but had hoped to continue for the rest of the match. However, Pulisic pulled up after a brief warm-up ahead of the second half, leading to his substitution for Mason Mount at the halfway point after the the U.S. national team star had opened the scoring in the first half. The latest setback represents his fourth muscle injury this season and eighth overall since joining Chelsea in 2019. Tuchel will hope for a short injury lay-off with Porto up ne...
Chelsea Suffers Injury Blow Ahead of Porto Tie after West Brom Loss
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Chelsea Suffers Injury Blow Ahead of Porto Tie after West Brom Loss

Chelsea will not have Christian Pulisic available for their Champions League clash against FC Porto in midweek. The American winger was taken off at half time, during their 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday. Pulisic started the season still recovering from a hamstring strain he picked up in last year’s FA Cup final defeat against Arsenal. He has struggled to maintain his fitness ever since his return in October. Pulisic was allowed to impress from the start against the Baggies and registered only his second Premier League goal of the season to put his side ahead. He was, however, replaced by Mason Mount at the start of the second half. According to NBCSN pundit, Robbie Earle, Tuchel confirmed Pulisic had complained of a hamstring niggle which would likely render him...
Joe Cole Blames two Chelsea Players for shock 5-2 Defeat to West Brom
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Joe Cole Blames two Chelsea Players for shock 5-2 Defeat to West Brom

  Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole has described Jorginho and Marcos Alonso as standout flops in Chelsea’s humiliating 5-3 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Christian Pulisic put the home side ahead but then things went south very quickly for the Blues with Thiago Silva being sent off in the 28th minute. Matheus Pereira then scored twice for the visitors shortly before half time and in the second period, Tuchel’s side became totally capitulated. Mbaye Diagne struck and Callum Robinson netted a brace either side of a goal from Mason Mount which gave Chelsea a fleeting hope. Cole blamed both players for their poor performances in an array of disappointing displays by Thomas Tuchel side at home by Chelsea. With the unsavoury result, Tuchel lost his un...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Pulisic Gives Fitness Update Ahead of EPL Clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Pulisic Gives Fitness Update Ahead of EPL Clash

Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has offered the latest update on his fitness level ahead of his side’s Premier League against West Brom on April 3 at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic said he is ‘feeling good’ and ‘excited’ for what is to come ahead of the West Brom clash. “It always feels good, of course, to get on the scoresheet. It’s definitely going to help build some confidence,” the 22-year-old told reporters at a post-match press conference after USA’s 2-1 win over Northern Ireland in an international friendly match on Sunday. “I am feeling good, the guys are feeling good as it seemed here. For me personally as well, going back to the club level, I’m excited. “I am feeling confident, as I have said. I feel the best I have felt in my game, so I am excited for what’s to come...
I Can’t Control Chelsea’s Plans – Pulisic
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I Can’t Control Chelsea’s Plans – Pulisic

  Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has admitted he wants to play in this summer’s Olympics with the USA, but says he “can’t control” whether his club would give him permission The Olympics are classified by FIFA as an under-23 tournament, with three overage players per team allowed. As such, clubs are not obliged to release players. The timing of the competition means Pulisic would miss part of preseason, a time in which he would be keen to impress club boss Thomas Tuchel. “It’s something I’ve thought about, and have wanted to play in,” Pulisic said on a Zoom call with reporters about playing in the Olympics. “Obviously, I can’t control what goes on. What’s best for me at the time and what’s best for the team at the time, I obviously can’t say. But it is someth...
Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Tuchel Criticizes Pulisic, Others after FA Cup 2-0 win
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Chelsea vs Sheffield United: Tuchel Criticizes Pulisic, Others after FA Cup 2-0 win

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has criticized his players, including Christian Pulisic, following his side’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said Chelsea players lost control, concentration and momentum against Sheffield, adding that they gave the visitors two big chances during the encounter. A first-half own goal from Oliver Norwood and a late strike from Hakim Ziyech ensured Chelsea qualified for the FA Cup semi-finals. “The second half, there was a chance for Christian (Pulisic) that we didn’t take, and then we lost control, concentration and momentum. And there were many, many minutes to suffer,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We allowed two big chances, and we were lucky to e...
Pulisic Told to Leave Chelsea for Liverpool
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Pulisic Told to Leave Chelsea for Liverpool

  Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has been told to leave the club and join Liverpool. The American international has struggled to earn a regular role at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel. Former United States international Brad Friedel, told the former Borussia Dortmund star that a move to Liverpool this summer could be “ideal”. Pulisic has started just 10 Premier League games this season and faces fierce competition from Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. And this situation has led to suggestions that a switch to Liverpool could be made in the next transfer window. Friedel, a USMNT legend, who had a spell at Liverpool during his playing days, told CardsChat on the speculation surrounding his fellow American: “I think Liverpool’s system is a good one for Chr...
Pulisic Threatens to Dump Chelsea over Tuchel’s Attitude
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Pulisic Threatens to Dump Chelsea over Tuchel’s Attitude

  American winger, Christian Pulisic has threatened to dump Chelsea over lack.of game time under Thomas Tuchel, the Sun (UK) reports. The player has also informed his representatives about his decision to leave the west London side. Pulisic has not started any game since Tuchel took over as Blues manager and the German tactician recently named him as one of the players he is treating unfairly at the club. Pulisic is said to be growing increasingly impatient under Tuchel, who was his former boss at Borussia Dortmund and is not prepared to stay at Chelsea unless he’s considered a vital part of the German’s plans. Pulisic cost £57m. It’s claimed Pulisic has said as much to his advisers, who would be in charge of finding a new club for the American. Reports on Tuesda...
I’s my Bad Decisions – Thomas Tuchel names 3 players he is treating unfairly at Chelsea
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I’s my Bad Decisions – Thomas Tuchel names 3 players he is treating unfairly at Chelsea

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that he is treating some of his stars, including Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Emerson unfairly. He said those players suffer from bad decision from him, adding that they deserve places in his XI. Tuchel led Chelsea to their eleven games unbeaten on Monday night, with a 2-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge. It was also a historic 5th home clean sheet for the German. And reflecting on those players who have missed out recently, such as Pulisic, Emerson and Abraham, the former Borussia Dortmund manager told the club’s official website, “Maybe Christian’s problem is I know from Dortmund how strong he is from the bench. “I think he started only in the cup game and in the end that’s my responsibility and my fault. “It’s a bit ...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed

Chelsea’s squad to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16, first-leg tie in Bucharest, Romania has been confirmed. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, released a list of 23 players to tackle Atletico Madrid in a post via the club’s official website on Monday evening. Tuchel’s men head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Southampton in the Premier League over the weekend, while Atletico Madrid lost 2-0 at home against Levante in the La Liga. The kick-off time for Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea is 9 pm. Chelsea’s squad against Atletico Madrid: Kepa Arrizabalaga Antonio Rudiger Marcos Alonso Andreas Christensen Jorginho N’Golo Kante Tammy Abraham Christian Pulisic Timo Werner Willy Caballero Kurt Zouma Edouard Mendy Mateo Kova...
Chelsea Gets Double Boost Ahead of Southampton Clash
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Chelsea Gets Double Boost Ahead of Southampton Clash

  Chelsea have received a double injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash against Southampton on Saturday. Chelsea stars, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz both returned to Chelsea’s full training on Thursday morning at Cobham ahead of Southampton clash. Silva has missed Chelsea’s last three games with a muscle injury. The Brazilian will no doubt be desperate to return to Chelsea first-team when they take on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton this weekend. Havertz, meanwhile, suffered a knock in training prior to Chelsea’s win at Tottenham earlier this month. The 21-year-old Germany international could be in line to feature on Saturday. The likes of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech were also seen putting in the hard yards at Cobham and are likely to be involv...
Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel Makes Promise to Christian Pulisic head of EPL clash
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Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel Makes Promise to Christian Pulisic head of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has promised winger, Christian Pulisic, that he will have an “important impact” on his squad ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday. Tuchel left Pulisic on the bench for Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. Pulisic, who played under Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund, is yet to start a Premier League match since the former Paris Saint-Germain coach replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager in January 2021. The 22-year-old was handed his first start in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Barnsley in the FA Cup fifth-round fixture last weekend but he was back on the bench against Newcastle as two goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner gave Tuchel’s men all three points a...
Barnsley vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Updates on Pulisic, Thiago Silva
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Barnsley vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Updates on Pulisic, Thiago Silva

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said Christian Pulisic missed their 2-1 win over Sheffield United because of “family issues” and not injury. Mason Mount and Jorginho scored, as the Blues moved up to fifth place on the Premier League table. Pulisic was left out of the squad on Sunday and when asked about the American’s absence, Tuchel said: “Christian has some family issues to solve. Family is always first. “So we decided to give a rest for this game.” Tuchel also revealed that Thiago Silva is aiming to return from his thigh injury for Chelsea’s clash against Southampton on February 20. “For Thiago we are fighting every day. He will be for sure out for the FA Cup, so it will take us some time, it will take several days. “We set the goal, maybe Southampton is realis...
Champions League Squad Ahead of Atletico Madrid tie [Full list]
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Champions League Squad Ahead of Atletico Madrid tie [Full list]

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has released a 25-man list for the Champions League knockout stages. The west London Blues face LaLiga giants, Atletico Madrid in the knockout stages of the competition after finishing top of their group. The first leg takes place on February 23, in Madrid while the second leg comes up in Stamford Bridge on March 17 Two names have been removed from the first being Fikayo Tomori who joined AC Milan on loan and Ian Maatsen after his loan move to Charlton Athletic. Young duo, Nigerian-born Tino Anjorin, and Henry Lawrence have made the knockout squad. The list also has Billy Gilmour, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount all included on List B. Here is the confirmed squad list in full: List A: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso,...
Tottenham vs Chelsea: How Thomas Tuchel Helped my Career – Christian Pulisic
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Tottenham vs Chelsea: How Thomas Tuchel Helped my Career – Christian Pulisic

Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has revealed that the club’s manager helped him when he was a young player. According to Pulisic, Tuchel trusted him and gave him chances to play football, adding that he only has good memories of the German. The United States international said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League tie with Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday. Pulisic played under Tuchel during their time together at Bundesliga side, Dortmund. “The manager trusted in me and most importantly gave me chances to play, so I am grateful for that. He definitely helped me as a young player, and I only have good memories of that time.” “We had some success at Dortmund together, and it’s been good to see him again and work with him once more.” “It’s been good so far,” Pulisic tol...
Chelsea Announce Thomas Tuchel As New Manager
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Chelsea Announce Thomas Tuchel As New Manager

Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new Chelsea Head Coach. He moves to Stamford Bridge following a two-and-a-half year spell at French champions Paris Saint-Germain, which came to an end last month. He will be the first German to manage Chelsea and arrives having guided PSG to four major honours and the Champions League final during his time in the French capital. Prior to that, he spent seven seasons coaching in the Bundesliga, first with Mainz, where he led them into the Europa League, and then a successful period with Borussia Dortmund where he won the German Cup. At Chelsea, he will be reunited with Christian Pulisic and Thiago Silva who he coached during his spells in Dortmund and Paris respectively. Tuchel, who has signed an 18-month contract with the possibility o...
Lampard didn’t rate Chelsea star Pulisic because he was American – Marsch
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Lampard didn’t rate Chelsea star Pulisic because he was American – Marsch

 The RB Salzburg manager says he had a discussion with the Blues boss regarding the winger, who is now a key figure at Stamford Bridge Jesse Marsch says that he had a discussion with Frank Lampard last season that left him with the impression that the Chelsea boss didn't rate Christian Pulisic because he was American. Pulisic signed for Chelsea in January 2019, just a few months before Lampard was named as the club's replacement for manager Maurizio Sarri. The winger got off to a slow start at Stamford Bridge but, by the end of the season, he was a vital piece of Lampard's attacking unit.
Christian Pulisic Promise to be Back In No Time
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Christian Pulisic Promise to be Back In No Time

The United States international picked up a hamstring problem during the Wembley meeting with Arsenal, but he is optimistic about his recovery Christian Pulisic has vowed to be “back in no time” after suffering a hamstring injury in Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal. The United States international opened the scoring at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, with another impressive finish added to his ever-growing collection. He looked to be in again early in the second half, but pulled a muscle as he raced into the box and poked an effort wide of the post as he crumpled to the turf.
Mesut  Ozil Reacts as Arsenal Beat Chelsea 2-1
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Mesut Ozil Reacts as Arsenal Beat Chelsea 2-1

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, has congratulated his team-mates after they won the FA Cup on Saturday. A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw the Gunners come from a goal down to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, after Christian Pulisic had opened the scoring. Ozil was absent at the game, having been told by manager, Mikel Arteta that he wasn’t going to be in his matchday squad, in which he could name nine substitutes on the bench. The German took the opportunity to travel to Turkey. However, after the game, he took to his Instagram page to post a picture of Aubameyang with the trophy. He wrote: “Great job my boys!” Arteta was asked about Ozil’s absence after the match and replied: “We don’t have Matteo here and Mesut but they deserve credit as they played their part....
Arsenal 2-1 Better Than Chelsea in FA Cup Final
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Arsenal 2-1 Better Than Chelsea in FA Cup Final

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA Cup final on Saturday and making it a record 14th FA Cup win for the club.  Christian Pulisic had given Chelsea the dream start, but the Blues unravelled after Aubameyang was brought down by Cesar Azpilicueta inside the area and converted the resulting penalty.  A brilliant finish from Aubameyang 23 minutes from time earned Mikel Arteta silverware in his first season as Arsenal boss before Chelsea were controversially reduced to 10 men when Mateo Kovacic was shown an extremely soft second yellow card.  Arteta said ahead of the final he hoped a taste of success would encourage Aubameyang, who only has a year left on his contract at the Emirates, to ...
Lampard Speaks on Pulisic’s Performance after Chelsea’s 2-1 win Over Aston Villa
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Lampard Speaks on Pulisic’s Performance after Chelsea’s 2-1 win Over Aston Villa

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has singled out winger, Christian Pulisic for praise following the Blues’ away Premier League 2-1 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday. Lampard said Pulisic was hungry during the encounter against the host, adding that the 21-year-old American international’s ability to always arrive in the box was a big thing. Lampard’s men defeated Aston Villa at the Villa Park Stadium, thanks to two goals from Pulisic and Olivier Giroud in the second half. Speaking on Pulisic’s performance against Aston Villa, Lampard was quoted by Goal as telling reporters after the game: “He was hungry. “I know that, and I felt for him. He has trained well. “The ability to arrive in the box is a big thing. “It’s a difference between be...
Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa
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Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he left Tammy Abraham on the bench for their 2-1 win at Aston Villa because he is trying to manage his squad efficiently. Abraham and Christian Pulisic were substituted for the Blues’ first game back after the COVID-19 break. Lampard opted to start with Willian and Olivier Giroud in attack, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek also made a return from his long-term injury. “It’s very important to let the players know that this is more than ever a squad game over this period. “Certainly nobody should get their head down at not starting. We’re going to have to make subs and we’re going to need impact off the bench,” Lampard told Sky Sports. Pulisic and Giroud scored for Chelsea, as they fought back from a goal down to...
Pulisic advised on how to deal with Coutinho rumours as Burley backs USMNT star to deliver at Chelsea
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Pulisic advised on how to deal with Coutinho rumours as Burley backs USMNT star to deliver at Chelsea

The former Blues midfielder says a United States international needs to focus on his own game at Stamford Bridge and not worry about arrivals Christian Pulisic should not be concerning himself with Chelsea’s links to Philippe Coutinho, says Craig Burley, with the United States international needing to focus on his own game. The Blues are being heavily linked with moves to bring even more creativity onto their books in the next transfer window. A deal has already been wrapped up for Hakim Ziyech, with the highly-rated Morocco international winger set to complete a switch from Ajax.
‘Pulisic has overcome adversity to star for Chelsea’ – USMNT coach Berhalter sees improvement in playmaker
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‘Pulisic has overcome adversity to star for Chelsea’ – USMNT coach Berhalter sees improvement in playmaker

The United States international linked up with the Blues in the summer of 2019 and has made impressive progress across his debut campaign in England Christian Pulisic has had to “endure adversity to overcome struggle” at Chelsea, says United States coach Gregg Berhalter, with the 21-year-old considered to have raised his game in English football. The Blues pulled off quite the coup when luring a highly-rated playmaker away from Borussia Dortmund in 2019. A deal was done there before the Premier League giants were stung with a transfer embargo, meaning that Pulisic became the only fresh face arriving at Stamford Bridge in the last summer window.
‘We Have the Worst Injury List’ – Lampard Speaks Ahead of Everton Clash
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‘We Have the Worst Injury List’ – Lampard Speaks Ahead of Everton Clash

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has claimed that they have the worst injury list, ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash against Everton. Lampard, speaking to the media on Friday, revealed that Christian Pulisic was lacking match fitness, despite taking part in an in-house game along with Ruben Loftus-Cheek on Friday. Pulisic has not featured for the Blues since January 1. “We had an in-house game [on Friday] which Christian [Pulisic] and [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek played. “I just watched it and they are trying to find match fitness. It’s great to see Christian get some minutes but he’s still short of match fitness,” Lampard said. When asked if Abraham would return before the end of March, Lampard replied: “I hope so, he’s not training with us yet. “Hudson-Odoi had an...
Chelsea vs Burnley: Lampard Names one player that Won’t Feature in EPL clash
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Chelsea vs Burnley: Lampard Names one player that Won’t Feature in EPL clash

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has revealed that Christian Pulisic has picked up a “nasty” thigh injury in training. Pulisic will be out for a few weeks and misses out on the home game against Burnley this weekend. “It is a damaging miss,” Lampard told reporters on Friday. “Before Christmas he did report a bit of tiredness so he came out of the team and I was worried about him picking up an injury. “He was in pain when it happened. He’s a good player that provides competition in wide areas and can make things happen. He was in good form for a period. “He picked up an injury a day before the Forrest game. [An] injury in the abductor, a tendon injury. Nasty injury, he was in paid when it happened.” Pulisic scored a hat-trick against Burnley earlier ...
Pulisic must be ‘nasty’ to succeed – Klinsmann
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Pulisic must be ‘nasty’ to succeed – Klinsmann

Former United States men's coach Jurgen Klinsmann has said Christian Pulisic needs to become "nasty" to succeed at Chelsea. Klinsmann, who oversaw Pulisic's development at national level, said he admired the 21-year-old's decision to move from Borussia Dortmund to England, but acknowledged the winger must do more to fit into the Premier League. "You never know it's the right fit unless you do it," Klinsmann said. "Christian did well to say: 'I'm going to throw myself in another cold water, go over to London and throw myself in the Premier League, and I have to fight through the system there.' So that's what he's in. "He's a very special player, he's tremendously talented, but this is a big step, because Borussia Dortmund was also basically the club where he got formed into a pr...
‘Chelsea are more like Ajax this season’ – Melchiot expects youngsters like Hudson-Odoi to benefit from Lampard
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‘Chelsea are more like Ajax this season’ – Melchiot expects youngsters like Hudson-Odoi to benefit from Lampard

The former Blues defender hopes the return of a wonderkid can help see Lampard's already young side keep moving forward Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot believes that Chelsea are developing an Ajax-like mentality as the club is set to rely on younger stars like Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham this season. Melchiot played over 150 times for Chelsea in his time at Stamford Bridge and achieved FA Cup glory after switching to the Premier League from Ajax. The Blues had yet to be taken over by Roman Abramovich but they were already upwardly mobile having also signed Frank Lampard for £11 million from West Ham.
Willian Is Chelsea’s New No.10 As Pulisic Gets No.22, Abraham No.9
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Willian Is Chelsea’s New No.10 As Pulisic Gets No.22, Abraham No.9

Chelsea announced 19/20 squad numbers. New signing Christian Pulisic will wear 22, which has been vacated by Willian, who will now wear 10 following the departure of Eden Hazard. Andreas Christensen will now wear 4 and Kurt Zouma 5, with Tammy Abraham installed as Chelsea's new number 9. Former loanees Tiemoue Bakayoko, Kenedy and Michy Batshuayi take the 14, 16 and 23 they have worn for the Blues previously, with Mason Mount taking 19, Reece James 24 and Fikayo Tomori 29. Mateo Kovacic, whose loan from Real Madrid became a permanent move this summer, stays with the number 17 he wore during the 2018/19 campaign. Chelsea's 2019/20 squad list in full 1 Kepa Arrizabalaga 2 Antonio Rudiger 3 Marcos Alonso 4 Andreas Christensen 5 Jorginho 6 Danny Drinkwater 7 N'G...
Chelsea’s new No. 10: Willian reveals he is to inherit shirt from departed Hazard
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Chelsea’s new No. 10: Willian reveals he is to inherit shirt from departed Hazard

The Blues have a high-profile jersey up for grabs this summer, with the Brazil international forward claiming that he is ready to take it on Willian claims he will be inheriting the Chelsea number ten shirt from Eden Hazard, with Christian Pulisic seemingly set to fill a different jersey. A new arrival at Stamford Bridge would have seemed a logical choice to fill the boots of a departed star turn in West London. Hazard has completed a big-money move to Real Madrid, leaving behind a sizeable void.
Chelsea Set To Sign Kovacic Permanently For £40m Despite Transfer Ban
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Chelsea Set To Sign Kovacic Permanently For £40m Despite Transfer Ban

Chelsea are expected to complete the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic for £40m despite being under a two-window transfer ban. Kovacic spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge, so Chelsea have already registered him. It means, providing the deal is done before the loan expires on 30 June, it would not require another registration. Therefore, that would not contravene Fifa's transfer ban on Chelsea, which runs until the end of January 2020. The suspension, which followed an investigation by world football's governing body into the Stamford Bridge club's signing of foreign under-18 players, is currently the subject of an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Chelsea have not asked for the ban to be lifted until the appeal is heard. Kovacic made 32 ...
McKennie, Steffen and Altidore headline USMNT squad for Jamaica friendly
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McKennie, Steffen and Altidore headline USMNT squad for Jamaica friendly

Gregg Berhalter has named a 28-player squad ahead of Wednesday's friendly, and before naming his 23-man Gold Cup squad Manchester City-bound goalkeeper Zack Steffen and Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie headline the 28-man squad Gregg Berhalter is calling in for Wednesday's friendly against Jamaica at Audi Field. With the deadline to submit his 23-man Gold Cup roster set for Wednesday evening, Berhalter will look to make his final decisions on roster spots in the coming days. Two players not on the 28-man roster, but who are expected to be part of the Gold Cup squad, are Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams. Those two are on break after the conclusion of their Bundesliga campaigns, but are expected to join up with the U.S. team once the final Gold Cup squad is set. New York Red ...
Chelsea sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund
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Chelsea sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea has sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for €64m (£58m), with the United States forward to be loaned back to the club until the end of the season. German football club, Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the deal today. The 20-year-old, who joined Dortmund as a youth player in 2015 was linked with Liverpool and Arsenal. He has made 80 appearances for Dortmund and 23 for the US. Confirming the move to Chelsea, BVB’s sporting director, Michael Zorc said: “It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract. Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity. “Christian Pulisi...
Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe
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Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

Germany Manchester United have entered the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic. The USA international has been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool but United are determined not to miss out on the talented 20-year-old. Pulisic would cost approximately £50m. (Sport Bild) Spain Juventus and Manchester City are stepping up their interest in out-of-favour Real Madrid midfielder Isco. The Spain international has fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu under Santiago Solari and was dropped from the squad altogether for Real’s Champions League win over Roma on Tuesday night. Cristiano Ronaldo is interested in a reunion with the 26-year-old in Turin, but City are ready rival the Italian champions. (AS) Ajax will demand £124m for in-demand pair Matthijs de Lig...
Madrid To Sign Pulisic As They Wait For Neymar
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Madrid To Sign Pulisic As They Wait For Neymar

Real Madrid is interested in securing the signature of Pulisic, an American winger as they also wait on Neymar Jr. Real Madrid are ready to turn their attentions to Christian Pulisic as they play the waiting game over signing Neymar, Don Balon reports. The Blues are apparently put off by Chelsea's €200 million asking price for Eden Hazard, and are willing to wait and go for Neymar in 2019. Madrid will therefore move for the cheaper option this summer in €70m Pulisic, who has apparently already indicated he would be happy to move to the Bernabeu. Robert Lewandowski has been new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri's top option all summer reports the Daily Star, even over Sarri's former player Gonzalo Higuain. However, Bayern Munich remain unwilling to sell their star striker in t...
Keylor Navas Up For Concacaf Player Of The Year Award
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Keylor Navas Up For Concacaf Player Of The Year Award

Concacaf has announced the 10 contenders for the The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football player of the year award with Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas among the nominees. The Costa Rica keeper, first choice under Zinedine Zidane but recently sidelined due to a muscle problem picked up on international duty, lifted the Liga and Champions League titles with his club last season, as well as the Spanish Super Cup and the European Super Cup at the beginning of 2017-18. Navas also played a key role in his country’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup and his previous Concacaf player of the year award came in 2014 when he was instrumental in Costa Rica’s run to the quarterfinals in Brazil. There is plenty of competition for the 2017 award, with 2016...
United States Knocked Out Of World Cup After Trinidad and Tobago Defeat
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United States Knocked Out Of World Cup After Trinidad and Tobago Defeat

The United States failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986 on Tuesday, crashing to a shock 2-1 defeat against already-eliminated Trinidad and Tobago. In a result that will be viewed as a catastrophe for soccer in the United States, Trinidad took all three points via an Omar Gonzalez own goal and a superb strike from Alvin Jones. US star Christian Pulisic pulled a goal back in the second half, but the increasingly desperate Americans were unable to find another to rescue their hopes. Their exit was confirmed by results in Tuesday’s other CONCACAF qualifiers, where Panama booked their place at the World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 win over Costa Rica in Panama City. Honduras then snatched fourth place in the table with a 3-2 win over Mexico, who had...
Soccer: U.S. Overrun Panama 4-0, Boost 2018 Qualification Chances
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Soccer: U.S. Overrun Panama 4-0, Boost 2018 Qualification Chances

Christian Pulisic pulled the strings and Jozy Altidore grabbed a brace as the United States overran Panama 4-0 in Orlando on Friday to leave them on the verge of automatic qualification for next year's World Cup finals in Russia. The victory lifted the United States into third place in the six-team CONCACAF group, above Panama, who started the day a point ahead of them. A win in their final match against Trinidad and Tobago will likely be enough to see the United States through as Honduras would need to win both their remaining games and overturn a goal difference currently at 12. Top team Mexico are already through from the North, Central American and Caribbean Confederation and second-placed Costa Rica need just a point from their final two matches to join them. Mexico came from behi...
Rashford, Mbappe And Dembele In Contention For 2017 Golden Boy Award
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Rashford, Mbappe And Dembele In Contention For 2017 Golden Boy Award

The prize, founded in 2003, relates to performances across a particular calendar year, with the winner decided by a panel of 30 journalists. Among the favourites this time round are Mbappé, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on an initial loan last month after impressing for Monaco, and Dembélé, who faces at least three months out with injury after completing his £97m move to Barcelona in the summer. But Rashford, who finished as runner-up in last year’s competition to Swansea’s on-loan Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches – will also be a strong contender after impressing for Manchester United. Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke and Joe Gomez, plus Everton’s Dominic Calvin-Lewin, Kyle Walker-Peters of Tottenham and Reece Oxford of West Ham, who is currently on loan to Borussia Mönchengladbach, comp...
How Dembele Sale Frees Up Pulisic To Be Dortmund’s New Superstar
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How Dembele Sale Frees Up Pulisic To Be Dortmund’s New Superstar

When Ousmane Dembele fired home Borussia Dortmund's first penalty in the shootout against Bayern Munich in the DFL Supercup at the start of August, Christian Pulisic was watching from the bench. The U.S. international had opened the scoring in Germany's domestic curtain-raiser, but was sacrificed for fresh legs in extra-time after 90 minutes playing on the left wing. Two weeks later when Dortmund kicked off their Bundesliga season, Dembele was suspended from the team as he forced a move to Barcelona, with Pulisic starting their opening weekend win over Wolfsburg on his preferred right wing. Once again, the 18-year-old scored the opening goal, controlling a pass from Mario Gotze before finding the far corner of the net. Pulisic's goal was a fine finish, but his assist for Pierre-Emeri...
Dortmund Stand Ground With Barca-Target Dembele
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Dortmund Stand Ground With Barca-Target Dembele

Borussia Dortmund say they will not negotiate with Barcelona over a price for Ousmane Dembele as the clock keeps ticking in their stand-off with the want-away winger. Dortmund suspended Dembele indefinitely on August 10 when the 20-year-old boycotted training in protest after the German club rejected an initial bid from Barcelona. The Spanish giants want to sign Dembele and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho to replace Neymar, who left for Paris Saint-Germain for a record 222 million euros ($261m). However, Dembele has a Dortmund contract until 2021 and reports claim the Germans want 130 million euros for the player they paid Rennes 15m euros for last year. “We are prepared to sell him and what we want is on the table,” confirmed Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, putting the ball ...
Dortmund Outclass Wolfsburg As Dembele Sits Out
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Dortmund Outclass Wolfsburg As Dembele Sits Out

American teenager Christian Pulisic scored and created a goal as he replaced Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele to spark Borussia Dortmund to a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday.The 20-year-old Dembele has attempted to force Dortmund into selling him to the Spanish giants by boycotting training and, having been suspended indefinitely, missed his side’s opening game of the new German league season.Dortmund’s director of sport Michael Zorc confirmed Dembele will be sold to Barcelona in this transfer window if they meet Borussia’s price, reportedly set at 130 million euros ($152m).Pulisic only turns 19 next month, but the US international was superb in Wolfsburg as he deputised for Dembele on the right wing.He drilled home Dortmund’s first goal on 23 minutes in a move involving Mario Goetze, b...
United States’ Pulisic ‘Thankful’ For Tuchel’s Influence
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United States’ Pulisic ‘Thankful’ For Tuchel’s Influence

Borussia Dortmund and U.S. international midfielder Christian Pulisic expressed his gratitude to former manager Thomas Tuchel for the impact the coach had on his career. Tuchel and Dortmund parted ways back on May 30, completing a two-year run at the club. “I’m just very thankful for everything [Tuchel] did for me,” Pulisic said during a promotional event for Panini America on Monday. “It’s tough in professional sports when a coach has to go like this, especially after a pretty good season. But we’re excited to see who we get and I think the team will be just fine.” It was early in Tuchel’s tenure with BVB that he gave Pulisic his first experiences with Dortmund’s first team. Pulisic repaid that faith, becoming the youngest foreigner to score in the Bundesliga at 17 years, six mon...

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