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Pulisic registers assist in Chelsea’s lopsided win over Southampton

Christian Pulisic returned to the field for Chelsea on Sunday and made the most of his time against Southampton.

Pulisic recorded his second league assist of the season in Chelsea’s 4-1 win at St. Mary’s Stadium. The 21-year-old linked up with Michy Batshuayi late in the match to give him some confidence heading into U.S. Men’s National Team duty.

After coming on as a second-half substitute, Pulisic rolled a through ball behind the Southampton backline and Batshuayi slotted home to further add to Chelsea’s lead.

The win moves Chelsea up to fifth place in the league standings with 14 points through eight matches.

Pulisic now heads into USMNT camp for Concacaf Nations League matches against Cuba and Canada.


  1. Haha don’t worry about it bizzy …. these things happen to everyone. And I do appreciate your attitude about the future. There are good reasons for optimism (unfashionable aa it may have become)

  2. I think Pulisic should keep working hard and doing what he is doing with the time he’s getting. It’s not the end of the world him being a sometime starter, often sub for a team as good as Chelsea can be. He seems very much a part of a super talented young squad. Let’s face it, Willian is world class, he was everywhere in this one, Pulisic is not quite that level yet, but not far off either. Mount, I think will move centrally eventually, and I was not impressed by Hudson-Oloi today. Pulisic will get more chances.

  3. I think we need to stop worrying. That was an impressive assist. He’s still in decent form so he will get time here and there. All his competition is in really good form too so it will be hard to displace them unless they pick up an injury or fall out of form. Still, playing like that, he will get some more time and there will be more rotation in the squad. Maybe I’m being overly optimistic, but that 10 minute cameo will help.

    I will worry if he falls out of form and isn’t seeing any time after New Year’s.

  4. Pulisic registers assist… fellow DORTMUND TRANFER / PRODUCT Michy Batshuayi……Two players who both came off the bench (so the sky is not falling coming on as a sub for Chelsea) and who were BOTH GROOMED by no other than Jürgen Norbert Klopp himself (the German professional football manager and former player, who is the dynamic manager of Premier League club Liverpool, known for grooming young talent).

    Brighter days are coming…….keep working kid!!!!

    • uhhhh, Klopp never coached Batshuayi. At any level. Klopp was managing Liverpool a full 2 years before Batshuyai was loaned to Dortmund. Marcelo Bielsa, at Marseille, was the one who put Batshuyai into the first team. He’s NEITHER a Dortmund transfer or academy graduate.

    • Gomer and Doug,
      You all are right!!! Thanks for the correction Jürgen Klopp was at Borussia Dortmund between 2008–2015, while Batshuayi was at Borussia Dortmund on loan for a short time in 2018 and made 10 appearances and scored 7 goals. Some how I thought he came up through the ranks of Dortmund with Pulisic.

      • I don’t think Klopp would take much credit for CP either, the two only overlapped a couple months and CP was with US U17s qualifying for part of that. Tuchel probably should get more credit. But the real point of your comment was that they combine well, which they do. Pulisic seemed to pair with Giroud well too but he’s clearly in the doghouse or has an unannounced injury.

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