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New hope for Christian Pulisic to earn a starting role before the World Cup

Thomas Tuchel was not too fond of the United States captain, but he could earn a more prominent role with the arrival of a new manager.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group E - Dinamo Zagreb v Chelsea - Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb, Croatia - September 6, 2022  Chelsea's Christian Pulisic in action with Dinamo Zagreb's Dino Peric REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Christian Pulisic was very frustrated with Chelsea because they didn’t let him leave on loan during the summer transfer window. The United States captain has only started one game this season across all competitions and in seven appearances he has played a total of 171 minutes.

The situation was not ideal for Christian Pulisic with the FIFA World Cup right around the corner but he is seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Following the 1-0 defeat against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, Chelsea decided to part ways with Thomas Tuchel and they are looking for a replacement.

Pulisic with a new opportunity

Tuchel was not too fond of the American since last season and he used Pulisic as a ‘super’ sub to change the dynamic of a game late in the second half usually. The American will have a new opportunity to showcase his talent and earn the trust of the new manager that has yet to be appointed.

But it is up to the United States captain to become an important player at Stamford Bridge with the new manager. Even a former Arsenal legend said during the UEFA Champions League broadcast with CBS Sports that Pulisic needs to perform.

Pulisic needs to free himself and give his all. It is also about you and what you can provide to the team,” said Henry when referring to Pulisic. “He needs to perform. People blame the manager, but what can the player do to help him, what can the player bring to the table,” said Henry.


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