'First class' Christian Pulisic injured after scoring yet again for Chelsea

Christian Pulisic had yet another terrific game for Chelsea, creating havoc on the left win and scoring an opportunistic goal to clinch the Blues' 2-0 win over London rival Crystal Palace.

But shortly after his 79th-minute goal -- his fifth goal in the last three Premier League games -- Pulisic was subbed off with a hip injury. The injury was not immediately considered severe enough that he will be sidelined for the USA's key Concacaf Nations League match against Canada on Friday.

Pulisic became the fourth American with goals in three straight Premier League games after Clint Dempsey, who did it three times, Joe-Max Moore and Roy Wegerle. His goal was the fifth in the Premier League, all in his last three games, and already the most he has scored in five league seasons in Europe.

Pulisic, whose goal came on a close-range header after he was twice denied earlier by Palace keeper Vicente Guaita, again won praise from Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

"I always believed he had huge talent and that he would be a great player for us," he said. "He has been first class for us."

The win was the sixth in a row in the Premier League for the young Blues, who are comfortably in the Premier League's top four.

'I'm proud," said Lampard, "but it's still a snap shot of what is the bigger picture here and a relative snapshot of the season. We need to get even better. If we want to build something over a long period of time then we have so much improvement to do because the gap was too big last year between us and the top two."
4 comments about "'First class' Christian Pulisic injured after scoring yet again for Chelsea".
  1. Bob Ashpole, November 10, 2019 at 6:39 a.m.

    A perfect cross, by deflection.

    I am starting to feel sorry for Lampard. Pulisic is not making the choices easy.

  2. Bob Ashpole, November 10, 2019 at 10:41 a.m.

    It is difficult to see on that clip, so I watched elsewhere. The keeper stayed on his line until Pulisic headed the ball, then the keeper charged Pulisic.

  3. Seth Vieux, November 10, 2019 at 11:49 a.m.

    While his last few may be 'poacher's' goals, it's awesome to have a wing able to get those for you. He's also been extremely dangerous to opposing teams and I'm loving seeing him take his chances around the edge of the box, clearly tells me he's mentally taking on the responsibility to score goals for his team, which I think is something new based on what I'd seen from him for club and country. In the past he seemed comfortable as a guy who could pose some danger to create for others and get his own hen they came to him. Now he's become far more aggressive in creating his own chances.

  4. beautiful game, November 10, 2019 at 8:41 p.m.

    He better be 100% to play with the USNT; nowhere to rush for him.

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