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Christian Pulisic scoring a hat-trick seemed to have brought relief to the Chelsea coaches who wouldn’t want a repeat of another big name signing failing to perform at Stamford Bridge.
It was looking like Pulisic might not live up to the lofty expectations placed on him, but the 21-year-old has been extraordinary in recent games for Chelsea. From changing the game as a substitute against Newcastle and Ajax, he bagged a hat-trick in the game against Burnley.
Chelsea assistant boss Jody Morris took to social media to congratulate Pulisic after his hat-trick feat.
Morris wrote: “Congrats to this guy @cmpulisic on his first Premier League hat-trick.”
Pulisic has undoubtedly found his way into the Chelsea first team, and the young American has admitted that it hasn’t been an easy task to impress Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.
“The first few months were definitely hard,” Pulisic said after the win Turf Moor. “I had a few starts earlier in the season and then I fell out a bit and tried to get any minutes that I could and make an impact.
“The last few weeks I was able to show that again, helping the team coming in especially in the Newcastle game. I think they saw that and gave me a start today.
“I didn’t think that it was going to happen right away, being a big success and coming into a big club like this, it takes time. So I’m happy with the progress I’ve made so far and I’m going to keep going from here.
“The team’s been fantastic, they’ve helped me so much, given me so much advice from the more experienced guys and the younger guys who are experiencing similar things so it’s been a really good time for me.”