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."