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'Christian Pulisic Is Too Good For Chelsea And Is Being Wasted At Stamford Bridge'

Nasir Jabbar

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'Christian Pulisic Is Too Good For Chelsea And Is Being Wasted At Stamford Bridge'

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Christian Pulisic is too good for Chelsea and is being wasted at Stamford Bridge, says ex-USA star Alexi Lalas.

Pulisic, 22, is struggling with poor form this campaign after ending last season in blistering style.

He's only scored two goals this season, making just 13 appearances in all competitions due to an injury-hit term.

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The winger returned to action in his side's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City, but Lalas has singled out his performance - calling his showing "incredible" while making a bold claim about the American star.

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Speaking on the Alexi Lalas' State of the Union podcast, he said: "I thought Christian Pulisic was incredible.

"I know at times it looked like he was trying to do everything himself but taking on two and three players at a time, his quickness, his one-two touches, all of that kind of stuff.

"If you watch that game [against Man City], a game in which Chelsea got completely destroyed, I'm hard-pressed to find anybody who would watch that game and single out Christian Pulisic as a bright spot.

"That's not always the case when Christian Pulisic plays, but in this game I actually appreciated and respected the fact he constantly went searching for the ball.

"He was constantly doing what he does so well which is take players on. At times it was two, three players, at times ultimately that last guy would nick the ball, but it wasn't as if he had options up there so you'd say, 'why's he trying to do everything himself' or 'he's doing too much.'

"Here's the problem. The way we're talking about this performance from Christian Pulisic is of a player who shines despite the fact that he is not playing with the best players, or is playing against vastly superior opposition and still being able to show."

Lalas added: "This is Chelsea with all the talent they have and all the money they have spent.

"I'll say it right now, Christian Pulisic is too good for this Chelsea team. His talents are being wasted right now at Chelsea, with this Chelsea team that they have."

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Topics: Football News, Chelsea, Football, Premier League, Christian Pulisic, USA

Nasir Jabbar
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