Pulisic backed to be a star next season as he makes team of the week despite loss to Liverpool

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Chelsea were beaten 5-3 by Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night, with the Blues needing only a point to seal a top four finish.

It was a poor first-half display from the Chelsea team, but the introduction of Christian Pulisic in the second-half with the Blues losing 4-1, turned the game around for Chelsea.

The 21-year-old showed great piece of skill to set up Tammy Abraham for a second goal and in turn scored the third for Chelsea. The Blues would eventually concede a fifth from a counter to end all hopes of a comeback.

Pulisic is the only Chelsea player to have made the BBC team of the week, despite the Blues losing the game, and BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks has backed the American to be a star next season.

“Chelsea’s visit to Anfield was a crazy game for all sorts of reasons,” Crooks wrote for BBC Sport. “The Blues were looking for a point to seal a Champions League spot.

“Meanwhile, Liverpool had very different ideas on a night when they were looking forward to being presented with the Premier League title.

“Liverpool were 4-1 up and suddenly Christian Pulisic came on with 30 minutes left to play and the American set Anfield alight.

“He set up Tammy Abraham with a glorious cross to score before netting himself with a piece of individual brilliance.

“With better defending from Chelsea they might have got the point they were looking for.

“Regardless, Pulisic is going to be a star next season.”

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