Former Chelsea midfielder gives his take on Pulisic-Hazard comparisons

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Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has been one of the stars of the Chelsea team since the restart of the season, and the 21-year-old has been in fine form.

Pulisic has nine goals and eight assists to his name this season, with three coming since the restart. Pulisic’s skills and drive with the ball have been likened to that of former Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has revealed that the young American still has a long way to go to meet the standards set by Eden Hazard.

He told ESPN FC of the Pulisic praise: “They should take their heads out of the sand.

“Eden Hazard carried Chelsea for a long time, and got his move to Real Madrid.

“He’s a multiple league winner, and a hugely talented Belgian international. In the end, he was coveted by arguably the biggest club in the world – Real Madrid.

“It’s typical of the rationale – trying to compare people too early. Christian Pulisic is a huge talent, but he’s a young man.

“There’s no guarantee that come next season with all the new players coming in that he’ll get all the game time he needs.

“All he needs is two or three quiet games, and any manager worth his salt will have [Callum] Hudson-Odoi in, or he’ll have [Timo] Werner on the left, or Mason Mount.

“I think we need to go slowly with Christian Pulisic, it’s a learning curve for him, he’s doing great at the moment, but you can’t compare him to a player who literally carried one of the biggest teams in the Premier League for a few seasons.”

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