Just in time for November World Cup Qualifying, Chelsea midfielder and U.S. men’s national team midfielder Christian Pulisic has returned to the pitch.
Pulisic entered Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League group stage win over Malmo FF in the 74th minute, playing for Chelsea for the first time since August 14. Pulisic suffered an ankle injury Sept. 9 while on international duty with the USMNT in a 4-1 win over Honduras.
Pulisic has only made one Premier League appearance, having missed two matches with COVID-19 prior to the ankle injury. Tuesday’s minutes made for his first UEFA Champions League appearance of the year and end a two-month spell on the sidelines.
In the dying moments of the match, Pulisic had an excellent breakaway chance to seal the win but couldn’t manage to shoot on target after rounding the goalkeeper.