There was great expectations surrounding the American who, after originally signing in January for €64 million, arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer.
A memorable night for Christian Pulisic will also be etched into Chelsea’s history books, the star has broke a club record with his fantastic hat-trick vs Burnley.
Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has earned himself a place in the club’s history books after his perfect hat-trick for the Blues against Burnley tonight.
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The American superstar has become the youngster player in the club’s history to score a hat-trick in the Premier League – breaking Tammy Abraham’s record that was set against Wolves earlier this season.
This is a great moment for Pulisic to build on, going off his performances over the last month there’s no denying that the 21-year-old is one of the most exiting attackers in the entire league.
Frank Lampard will have a serious selection crisis on his hands after today’s performance; Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian are all playing great football right now – the harsh truth is that one of them will have to sit on the sidelines.
First Chelsea goals for Pulisic
No problem for Pulisic, though. He sprinted his way towards the penalty area and showed his immense talent with a cheeky step-over as the Burnley defence caught up with him.
And his finishing, which has previously been an area of criticism, was absolutely on point at Turf Moor.
Catalyst for Pulisic?
But make no mistake that consistency is the key here. Pulisic was never a prolific goal-scoring at Borussia Dortmund and will need to find the net on a more regular basis in England.
It’s still early days and Chelsea supporters are under no illusion that Pulisic is the finished article. Rather, his dazzling footwork at Burnley is just a sign of things to come.
Frank Lampard’s side could have easily scored more in the dominant victory that takes them up to fourth in the Premier League table.
The Chelsea boss will be delighted to see Pulisic in goalscoring mood after praising his efforts earlier this week.
“The way he’s played, he deserves a starting place regularly in the last few weeks, but so do others and that’s what I keep saying is the nice problem that I have.” Lampard said before Saturday’s clash.
“But it’s brilliant that he’s coming on and making the impact that he’s making and of course he’ll get his starts, that’s the reason he’s come here.”