Christian Pulisic has experienced a slow start to life in a Chelsea shirt.
The American is yet to open his account for his new side and was left out of Frank Lampard’s starting XI for the Blues’ two recent games against Wolves and Valencia.
However, with Mason Mount set to miss this Sunday’s visit of current league leaders Liverpool with an ankle injury sustained against Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday night, the 21-year-old could well be thrust back into the mix against Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Mount’s injury isn’t thought to be serious, after scans showed that the England international hadn’t damaged ligaments in his ankle, though he is unlikely to play a part in this weekend’s clash at Stamford Bridge, per the Athletic.
This gives Pulisic the perfect opportunity to step up to the plate in his teammate’s potential absence, with a Premier League goal against the Reds the ideal chance for him to prove that he’s good enough to start for the west Londoners this term.
Pulisic turned 21 yesterday, and Chelsea wished him a happy birthday on Twitter. Here’s how fans reacted to that tweet; it’s clear that they want to see more of the ex-Borussia Dortmund man.
Start pulisic , Pedro and Willian are the worst Chelsea players and how does Barkley start over pulisic?
— Pradyumna (@Pradyum94070371) September 18, 2019
He’s being robbed of the things that actually matter to him… Birthday wishes are cool but how about some playing time….
— El Ídolo, Marina™ (@GranovskaiaM_) September 18, 2019
Would help if you play him tbh
— Ronnie (@BarkleyStinks) September 18, 2019
How did he not even come on yesterday, disgraceful.
— ً (@CFCBrano) September 18, 2019
BETTER START HIM ON SUNDAY
— ً (@CFCFutbol_) September 18, 2019
Start him against Liverpool.
— The Blues (@TheBlues___) September 18, 2019
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