Christian Pulisic is fit, firing, and focused on finishing the FA Cup and Premier League as well as possible.
The 21-year-old USMNT star has scored twice in two matches for Chelsea in the Blues return from the coronavirus pause and will try to deliver again should he play at Leicester City in Sunday’s cup quarterfinal at the King Power Stadium.
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His latest goal is his seventh in Premier League play, as the Blues winger took advantage of confusion between Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan to race 50 yards and slot past a charging Ederson.
“We have to capitalize on opportunities like that. I had another one in the second half as well [which was cleared off the line by Kyle Walker] but I’m just happy to help the team out by scoring. We needed it and we’re just happy to get the three points. We went into the game with a really confident mindset to go out and win. Obviously we want to finish the season strongly but we feel we’re capable of a lot more as well.”
The performance had Chelsea boss Frank Lampard raving about his young playmaker.
Pulisic also congratulated his old pal from Borussia Dortmund after manager Jurgen Klopp clinched the Premier League thanks to Chelsea’s 2-1 win.
“I wasn’t thinking about them too much when I scored but of course they’ve had a great season. It’s incredible how they’ve maintained such a high level the whole season, continued to get close results and win tight games. That’s a credit to all their players and their manager. They’ve done an incredible job.”Follow @NicholasMendola