What Pulisic’s Teammates Are Now Saying About Him After His New Bench Status At Chelsea

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Christian Pulisic has recently struggled for game time at Chelsea, and last started a Premier League game in August.

The 21-year-old came to Stamford Bridge with a lot of hype following his £58m move from Borussia Dortmund, but he has so far failed to impress Blues boss Frank Lampard.

The US star has only made one appearance in the Premier League since August, which was in the 4-1 victory over Southampton where he came on as a late substitute.

Despite his bench status at Chelsea, Pulisic is still highly rated by his country and was called up to the US national team for their CONCACAF game against Cuba on Friday.

U.S. national team manager Gregg Berhalter still has confidence in his star man and believes that his young star player will adapt at Chelsea and fulfill his potential.

Berhalter told the Washington Post: “He is a player we believe in. We’re patient. We know things take time. We know sometimes adapting to different leagues takes time as well.

“We are patient with this process. If he has a good process in place — which we believe he does — we think his quality will come through.”

Pulisic’s US teammate Michael Bradley insists that what Pulisic is going through at Chelsea is completely normal and has backed their star man to come out strong.

He said: “What did anybody expect, you know? People thought he was going to walk in and play 90 minutes every single game? That’s not how it works.

“He is going to move himself along in the right ways. It’s not gone exactly how he would have hoped or envisioned so far, but that’s all part of it.”

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