Christian Pulisic's goal in Chelsea's 2-1 win Watford gave him four goals in his last two games and equaled his single-season high in his four seasons at Borussia Dortmund.
Pulisic goals per 90/minutes: 1. 2019-20: Chelsea (0.74) 2. 2015-16: Bor. Dortmund (0.47) 3. 2018-19: Bor. Dortmund (0.39) 4. 2016-17: Bor. Dortmund
(0.18) 5. 2017-18: Bor. Dortmund (0.16) Note: League play
Most important, he won praise from Chelsea manager Frank Lampard for the manner in which he scored, darting from behind his marker to meet Tammy Abraham’s pass
in front of the goal for the second goal in the Blues' seventh straight away win.
“It’s great to see Christian scoring a goal from four yards out,” the first-year Chelsea
manager said. “I love to see that because he could have decided not to go the extra mile and then that ball flashes across the face but nobody gets on the end of it. If he continues doing that
sort of thing then the goals will rack up because there are a lot of goals to get in the six-yard box.”
Lampard should know what he is talking about. The Independent reported he scored 104 of his 177 Premier League goals from open
play within the 18-yard box, many with late runs like Pulisic made to connect on Abraham's pass.
The performance sets Pulisic up to make his first Champions League start for Chelsea on
Tuesday against Ajax with first place on the line.
Pulisic played just 24 minutes in Chelsea's first three Champions League after playing 1,427 minutes in his four seasons at