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Christian Pulisic, popularly known as Captain America, has impressed since joining Chelsea, albeit an injury suffered on New Year’s Day against Brighton has seen him unable to feature since then.
Pulisic predominantly featured from the flanks while playing for Chelsea, and he breaks into the center sometimes, but US boss Gregg Berhalter has admitted that playing from the middle is Pulisic’s best position. However, that position is currently occupied by Mason Mount.
Speaking exclusively to the Chelsea Mike’d Up podcast, Berhalter said: “Some of his best actions for Chelsea have been when he’s central, playing the ball behind the line, combining and making things happen in a central position, but having moved inside from the wing.
“Both Chelsea and us want him affecting the game, in a position where he can hurt the opponent. Sometimes it’s going to be wide, sometimes that’s going to be central.
“It’s a different Chelsea than we’re used to seeing,” added Berhalter. “It’s interesting what they’re doing and that they’re still able to get results. They’ve done a great job of that with a young team. They have an athletic team with exciting players in key positions, and to me it’s been fun to watch.
“Christian has the quality that he can adapt with a more experienced team as well, but there’s a lot of room for these players to grow and he’s in a good spot.”