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A number of Chelsea players are in international duties in the ongoing Gold Cup, the Copa America and the European Under-21 Championships.
Chelsea’s January signing Christian Pulisic featured for the United States who started their Gold Cup campaign in Minnesota on Tuesday night with a 4-0 win against Guyana.
Pulisic played just over an hour in the game, and although he didn’t get a goal, he was able to make an impact in the game.
The 20-year-old, who will be part of the Chelsea squad for the first time next season, was in the US starting line-up for the game while Matt Miazga was on the bench.
Pulisic was exciting all through his stay on the pitch, and an early Pulisic ball led to a handball penalty claim which was turned down and he was denied by a save shortly before US scored the first goal which they took into half-time.
Pulisic was looking for his 11th international goal which would have taken him into his country’s top-20 scorer list, and had a good shot saved just before the interval.
Pulisic was taken off shortly after the hour mark with US leading the game 3-0. US ended up winning the match 4-0, and next play Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday.
England U21s suffered a 2-1 defeat to France in the opening game of their Euros U21 campaign. A number of Chelsea youngsters made the England U21 squad, with Jay Dasilva at left-back and captain Jake Clarke-Salter and Fikayo Tomori in central defence – all starting the match against France in Cesena in Italy, with the other two Chelsea youngsters in the squad. Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham were introduced late on.
Willian was an unused sub as Brazil played out a goalless draw with Venezuela in the Copa America Group A game.