Christian Pulisic scored his first goal for Chelsea since the Premier League's opening day on Aug. 14, slotting home Hakim Ziyech's pass in the first-place Blues' 3-0 win at Leicester City.
Pulisic and Ziyech came on in the 62nd minute, and they teamed up nine minutes later for the third goal after Pulisic came close to finishing off a carbon-copy chance from Ziyech minutes earlier.
Pulisic, who set up a goal by Callum Hudson-Odoi that was called back for offside and scored a goal ruled out for offside, was playing his second Premier League game for Chelsea since an ankle injury suffered in the USA's 4-1 win at Honduras in World Cup 2022 qualifying on Sept. 8.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has often praised Pulisic for his ability to get open in the penalty area and lauded him for moves in the six-yard box:
“It is one of his key qualities to arrive exactly like this, very in the box but not only in the box but also in the six-yard box. That is a top quality from him and we need this,” Tuchel said. “He gives us something from repetitive sprints, intensity on and off the ball, but he is at the end of the attacks, he is hungry to score and to arrive in the box. This is where we need players to be dangerous and to score. Very happy that after a long time where he suffered from Coronavirus and injury that he is back and decisive straight away.”