Christian Pulisic started back-to-back Premier League matches for the first time this season, as the newly crowned player of the year nearly won him with Chelsea later on.
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The USMNT star has been published as the Liar Nine again, with Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz all knocked out by illness and injury for Chelsea.
Pulisic, 23, played the full 90 minutes and almost won it for Chelsea late at Wolverhampton, but the Blues tied to lose more ground in the title race.
Below is a close analysis of Christian Pulisic’s performance against the wolves.
Minute by minute analysis by Christian Pulisic
first minute: hits the ball on the left and tries to hit it with a mount but the pass gets in the way.
second minute: Free lunge down the left and corner win.
Thirteenth minute: He was central up front but didn’t see much of the ball. isolated.
nineteenth minute: he was caught offside.
minute 21: I was challenged by Roman Sais, but he didn’t give anything.
minute 23: He ran towards goal but Conor Cody prevented him from making a superb tackle as he was about to take a shot.
minute 34: He fell deep to start an attack, linked up well with James, then grabbed a ball from Kante in the penalty area but Jose Sa closed the corner for him. Then he raised a cross out of play right to a mock cheer.
45 minutes + 3: Nice spin and dribble to keep the ball in a narrow area centrally.
48th minute: The ball was played towards him at the top but wolves cut him off, and moments later Chelsea couldn’t find him again.
minute 54: He did some good kicks in the penalty area as Chelsea dominated possession. Mason Mount could not find it with a cross.
56th minuteH: Popped on the left, beat Hoover and crossed to the back post but Wolverhampton got past just before Reece James finished. Good job from the USMNT star, who looked better than drifting abroad.
Minute 72: He ran to the near post but Cody walked away before he was about to finish Reece James’ cross.
77th minuteHuge opportunity for Pulisic to put Chelsea ahead of late. He was played by Alonso and rushed into the penalty area, but Jose Sa made a superb save to deny the USMNT striker. Big chance. Pulisic looked frustrated with himself.