Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic is looking to become another big star in the making for the Blue as he continues to be a huge influence in the starting line up.
Having suffered numerous injuries, the American has bounced bank and he is one of the best players on the Chelsea team since the return from the Coronavirus Premier league season break.
As a result, he became Chelsea’s best player since the restart of the Premier League in June. His form helped Frank Lampard’s team to defeat Manchester City 2-1. The win handed Liverpool their first Premier League title in three decades and Pulisic has been the talk of the town ever since.
Having staked his claim in the starting line up, all that is expected is for the young midfielder to rise to the occasions as needed. Evidently, he has met expectations and he will see more playtime under Chelsae boss Frank Lampard.
A breakdown of Christian Pulisic’s 2019-20 appearances
Pulisic has been fantastic for Chelsea, and his performance makes people compare him to Eden Hazard. He made 25 league appearances this season for the Blues, scoring nine goals and creating six assists. Pulisic is flexible, he can play from the right side of the field as has shown his mettle in the middle of the park as well.
Other appearances in 2019-20 include four appearances in the Champions League where he scored just one goal and created two assists.
He also created an assist in two English Football League Cup where he played 160 minutes of football. Apart from playing 74 minutes in the UEFA Super Cup, he has also made one appearance in the FA Cup so far, scoring no goal in the process.
All in all, Pulisic has played 33 games in all competitions for the Blues in 2019-20 season, scored ten goals, created ten assists.
How did Pulisic rise to become Chelsea star?
It all started at the age of seven when Pulisic was living in England. During his one year stay, he played for the youth team of Brackley Town.
He had to go back to the US and play for Michigan Rush when his father was general manager of indoor club Detroit Ignition in the mid-2000s.
Pulisic later started playing for local U.S. Soccer Development Academy club PA Classics, while occasionally training with local professional club Harrisburg City Islanders after his family returned to the Hershey area,
He eventually joined Borussia Dortmund’s under 17 as a 16-year-old in February 2015. In the summer of the same season, he was promoted to the U19.
He continued his impressive performance by scoring 10 goals and assisting 8 in just 15 games for the Dortmund youth teams, which got him a call up to the first team over winter break.
He eventually made his breakthrough the next season. While with the first team during the winter break, Pulisic played the second half of two friendly matches, scoring one goal against Union Berlin and assisted another.
He eventually made his Bundesliga debut in a 2–0 win against FC Ingolstadt on January 30, 2016, when he was introduced as a second-half substitute for Adrián Ramos.
He will later on February 18 make his UEFA Europa League debut as a second-half substitute in a 2–0 victory against FC Porto. His performance continued to gain the attention of the manager, and he was eventually rewarded with a start in a Bundesliga clash on February 21, against Bayer Leverkusen before eventually being substituted for Marco Reus.
And the rest they say, is history as he cemented his place in the starting line ups with more games under his belt.
Chelsea signs Pulisic
His performance caught the attention of Chelsea, and the Premier League club paid an estimated £58 million transfer fee for his service, a deal that saw him stay at Dortmund on loan for the remainder of the 2018–19 season.
Although the most expensive American player made his debut in a 4-0 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League, he showed his mettle when he scored his first goals for Chelsea on October 26, 2019, completing a “perfect” hat-trick in a 4–2 away win against Burnley.
He continued from where he stopped by scoring in his next two league outings, a 2–1 away victory against Watford and a 2–0 home win over Crystal Palace. He also found the back of the net in his first Champions League goal for Chelsea in a 2–2 draw away to Valencia on November 27, 2019.
On the return of the Premier League action after the coronavirus lockdown, Pulisic finally recovered from injury and came off the bench to score the equalizer in Chelsea’s 2–1 win against Aston Villa.
He was a menace for former Premier champions, Manchester City as he scored the first goal in Chelsea’s 2–1 victory over the noisy neighbours – a result that won the Premier League for Liverpool without kicking a ball.
Pulisic net worth and weekly wages
Pulisic is currently earning £8,250,000 yearly at Stamford Bridge after making $1,136,600 in Germany.
He also has a net worth of $10 million after signing a six-year deal with the Blues while carrying a cap hit of £8,250,000. He is, therefore, earning £145,000 per week. Crunching the numbers means he earns €17,351 (£15,884) per day and €723 (£662) per hour.
With his involvement in Chelsea season that culminated in them qualifying for the Champions League, Pulisic is now worth more than £60 million.
Watch Pulisic’s goal against Arsenal
In his latest outing, scored the opening goal in Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup final. The American couldn’t complete the game after sustaining a hamstring injury.