Christian Pulisic had two big reasons to celebrate. (Photo courtesy of Chelsea)

Within a period of eight days, Christian Pulisic has gone from good to better.

On Saturday, April 3, the U.S. men’s national team standout scored his first goal for Chelsea since early December.

This Saturday, the 22-year-old midfielder did himself better, twice better in the Blues’ 4-1 win at Crystal Palace in English Premier League action. The victory kept Chelsea in fourth place with five games remaining in the season.

The goals tied Pulisic with Roy Wegerle for the third most goals (13) scored in the EPL by an American. Clint Dempsey and Brian McBride have scored more.

Pulisic also was brilliant dishing off the ball to teammates, who were unable to score off his pin-point passing as their saves went straight to the goalkeeper, sailed wide or blocked  by the defense.

Since Thomas Tuchel took over as coach, Pulisic has had a difficult time adapting to his system.

“It’s tough to say,” he said after the game. “There has been a lot of things going on this season, but I will work hard to do my best in any way I can. I was happy I was able to do that today.

“We had a tough day [against West Brom]. We won’t win every game but the way we responded we’re definitely happy.

“The first 20-30 minutes felt really strong from us. We were playing very aggressive and that drove us through the game.”

After the visitors grabbed a 1-0 lead, Pulisic performed his magic in the 10th minute, firing home a shot from the left edge of the goal box into the upper left corner.

He added his second goal from the left side in the 78th minute.