Pulisic To Cut Short International Duty And Return To Chelsea

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Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic will cut short his international duty with the United States national team and make an early return to Stamford Bridge to prepare for the game against Wolves.

The 20-year-old is set to feature in his country’s friendly against Mexico in New Jersey in the early hours of Friday morning and was then due to travel to 950 miles to St. Louis, Missouri, for a friendly against Uruguay on Wednesday.

The Uruguay friendly will mean Pulisic would face a 10-hour flight back to London just days before Chelsea’s clash with Wolves at Molineaux on Saturday afternoon.

However, according to Yahoo Sport, Pulisic will miss the friendly against Uruguay and will return to Chelsea early in order to help his preparations ahead of the Wolves clash.

At the end, Christian Pulisic and the United States lost 3-0 at home to Mexico, the side who also defeated them in the Gold Cup final in the summer.

After five competitive games for the Blues, Pulisic is yet to find the back of the net, and has seen one effort ruled out by a marginal offside call, but he has shown that he can play a key role for the Blues this season.

The 20-year-old has revealed that he’s amazed at what he has seen in the Premier League so far and has hailed the influence of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on his game and the young Blues players.

Pulisic said according to Associated Press: “It’s amazing. I mean, it’s everything I hoped it would be and more. It’s incredible.

“It worked out really well, for sure. Frank’s a great guy and he’s helped me so much and he understands where I’m coming from and he’s done a really good job and helped me, teaching us, especially a lot of the younger guys on the team.”

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