"Once these players with these quick movements like Christian, once they feel this pain and are not free in the movement, the recovery is not happening, so you start all over again. You start all over again and reach a certain point and then the pain comes back and you have to do a little pause and start all over again. Right now, we are very, very close. He was already so close to come to team training last week and had a little setback and a little reaction, nothing serious, but serious pain. From there, on we go. He is very impatient, of course. He does everything and we can see him suffer in every meeting and every time we meet him here in our training center, he is really suffering. He wants to be on the pitch and help us. Everybody is doing their very best, but unfortunately, the injury takes its time."
-- Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel
on Christian Pulisic
's ankle injury suffered when he was fouled in the second half of the Honduras-USA World Cup qualifier. Pulisic has not played for Chelsea since the opening game of the Premier League season on Aug. 14. (AS