Although Thomas Tuchel was delighted with Christian Pulisic and Angry with Attacker
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was overjoyed when Christian Pulisic scored a Premier League goal off the bench against Leicester City.
With an ankle injury, the United States international has missed the majority of the current season, but he has lately appeared as a substitute.
Yesterday, when the Blues were ahead 2-0, Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech were brought onto the pitch after an hour. The third goal was scored by the two of them working together.
Pulisic converted from close range after Ziyech put the ball on the plate. Ziyech had just created another chance for Pulisic, but it had gone wide.
Tuchel praised Pulisic’s unique ability to arrive late in the box and put himself in fantastic scoring situations after the 3-0 victory.
“It’s one of Christian’s major skills, to arrive just like that, not only in the box but also in the six-yard box,” he stated via Chelseafc.com. This is of the highest caliber from him.”
“Of course, he provides something in terms of sprints, repeating sprints, and intensity on and off the ball, but at the finish of the attacks, he is hungry to score, and he comes in the box, which is where we need guys to be dangerous and score.”
“I’m overjoyed that he’s back and decisive right away after a lengthy period of suffering with Coronavirus and injuries.”
Pulisic scored his first goal of the season against Crystal Palace at home, but was forced to miss the next two games due to coronavirus.
On international duty, the 23-year-old sustained an ankle injury. Before another setback, he was slated to return to action in early October.
After a lengthy layoff from first-team play, he now looks to be back to his best, and he will be vying for a spot in the starting lineup in the coming games.
On Saturday, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz failed to make an impact. After the additions of Pulisic and Ziyech, the Blues looked like a different offensive team.
Tuchel has made wise judgments in the past, and if the present XI fails to meet his expectations, he will not hesitate to make changes to the line-up.
Yesterday, the Blues beat Leicester City 3-0 at the King Power Stadium. If it hadn’t been for the offside decisions, they might have easily quadrupled their total.
They are now four points clear at the top of the Premier League table, but that margin may be cut to three if Manchester City defeats Everton tonight.
Despite this, the west London giants are in good shape up front and will enter their match against Manchester United next weekend with the momentum on their side.
The Red Devils have now lost five of their last seven league games. The Blues haven’t had much luck against United recently, but they should be favorites this time.