BBC Sport pundit raves about Chelsea FC star Christian Pulisic

Garth Crooks raves about Christian Pulisic following his display in Chelsea FC's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Christian Pulisic (Photo: Chelsea TV / Screen grab)

Garth Crooks has heaped praise on Christian Pulisic following his fine display in Chelsea FC’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend.

The USA international has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge after having joined the Blues in the summer from Borussia Dortmund.

Pulisic has been made to wait for a regular spot in the first team by Frank Lampard this season but the 21-year-old has been impressing with his performances in recent weeks.

The attacker has only started six of Chelsea FC’s 12 Premier League games this season but he has been in impressive form recently.

Pulisic scored Chelsea FC’s second goal in their 2-0 win over Eagles at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as he helped Lampard’s men to make it six wins in a row in the Premier League.

BBC Sport pundit Crooks was hugely impressed by what he saw from Pulisic in Saturday’s clash at Stamford Bridge.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Crooks said: “Joel Ward should be given time off to get over the run around Christian Pulisic gave him at Stamford Bridge in the London derby.

“Within the opening exchanges the American danced round the full-back only to be saved by Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

“Pulisic then stepped over the ball so emphatically Ward nearly had to pay to get back in the ground.

“Pulisic not only loves taking players on but scoring goals and he’s good at it. He’s not afraid to get in where it hurts either which is always a very good indicator.”

Pulisic will be hoping to feature for Chelsea FC when the Blues return to Premier League action with a trip to defending champions Manchester City on 23 November.

The Blues are aiming to maintain their spot in the top four this season after finishing third last term.

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