Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Christian Pulisic suffered another hamstring problem in Chelsea’s 5-2 house defeat to West Brom on Saturday.
The 22-year-old felt ache in his hamstring at half-time however had hoped to proceed for the remainder of the match. However, Pulisic pulled up after a short warm-up forward of the second half, main to his substitution for Mason Mount on the midway level after the the U.S. nationwide staff star had opened the scoring within the first half.
The newest setback represents his fourth muscle harm this season and eighth general since becoming a member of Chelsea in 2019. Tuchel will hope for a quick harm lay-off with Porto up subsequent within the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.
What was stated?
“Christian did a sprint when he came back out for the second half and said that he felt his hamstring would not survive the game if he continued,” Tuchel stated in quotes revealed on Chelsea’s Fifth Stand App.
“So we had to make the decision to substitute him right away,”
How is Pulisic doing this season?
Pulisic made it two targets in his final two video games after tapping within the rebound after Sam Johnstone saved Marcos Alonso’s free-kick within the first half. It adopted a aim together with his nationwide staff, having gone 20 video games and not using a aim earlier than that.
The ahead’s accidents have disrupted his rhythm this season and harm the west Londoners, who’ve others attacking gamers like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz struggling to search out the web.
The Blues’ attacking issues might be solved by an in-form Pulisic, who scored seven targets in 11 video games on the finish of final season to assist the membership safe a top-four end and an look within the FA Cup last.