Christian Pulisic took advantage of a rare start to score a goal. (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)
In a rare start, Christian Pulisic connected for his first goal of the English Premier League season on Saturday, helping Chelsea to a 3-0 home win over Wolverhampton at Stamford Bridge in London.
The U.S. men’s national team star forward gave the Blues a 2-0 advantage in the 54th minute. He was part of the build-up, racing down the left flank, exchanging passes with midfielder Mason Mount. Mount possessed the ball outside of the penalty area before he slipped a pass between two defenders to Pulisic.
Pulisic went 1 v 1 with goalkeeper Jose Sa before chipping the ball with his left foot.
GET IN THERE, CP10 🐯
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Considered the USA’s best men’s player, Pulisic has been a forgotten man on Chelsea. Including Saturday’s game he has played eight EPL matches and 233, mainly off the bench.
Hopefully, the goal will pave the way for the 24-year-old forward to get more playing time as the World Cup in Qatar looms closer and closer.