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Senior believes Christian Pulisic will do a great job at Chelsea


Christian Pulisic has had a good start to his third season at Chelsea when he scored in the team’s Premier League debut. The American player and his teammates won 3-0 against Crystal Palace over the weekend.

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Pulisic scored in the first match of the Premier League 2021-22

In the 2020-21 season, Pulisic has only 6 goals for Chelsea. However, Brad Friedel believes that his fellow juniors will increase their achievements significantly in the new season. Goal quotes the famous goalkeeper once:

“It is difficult for any player who is new to the Premier League and even more difficult for those who join a big name in the league. It’s going to take a while to settle down because it’s a very different football from the other countries Pulisic has played in.”

“I think he has had a very good start to his time at Chelsea. Pulisic has performed very, very well in the US national team shirt this summer. He’s a great talent and I think double-digit goals and assists are within his ability.”

“Given the number of chances Chelsea create, I expect Pulisic to be an important part of Chelsea this season.”

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Friedel put his faith in fellow juniors

Pulisic has 11 goals and 7 assists in his first season at Chelsea (2019-20). But last season, those numbers dropped to 6 and 4 respectively. Now, Pulisic faces competition for places from the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and even Timo Werner…

Friedel, who played for Blackburn, Aston Villa and Tottenham in the Premier League added: “I think Pulisic is smart and alert enough to play with different types of players.”

“Playing next to someone as good as Lukaku will help Pulisic. Lukaku will be tasked with attracting defenders with his stature, speed and strength. This can create opportunities for Pulisic in many 1vs1 situations when attacking, what we know is that he is very good.”

“Having Lukaku helps any team and any player. I have no doubt Pulisic will be able to take advantage of that. If Werner plays, Pulisic’s playstyle will be a little different. But he has the ability to adapt.”



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