This is the kind of Christian Pulisic news that will fire up Chelsea fans from all over the world. The American midfielder has quickly become a top option for Frank Lampard in London, and he's been rewarded in a big manner.
It's been announced that Pulisic is now the new No. 10 for the Blues. It goes without saying, but for Pulisic to rock his soccer jersey with a No. 10 on it is a massive honor. And, it's one that he's deserved after his head-turning first campaign on the Chelsea roster.
Christian Pulisic is Chelsea's new No. 10 🤩 pic.twitter.com/ATy5IdYdj1— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 9, 2020
Despite battling some injuries in his first year, the Chelsea transfer of Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund truly was a big win for the club.
In that 2019-20 season, Pulisic became a fixture in Lampard's lineup for the big games on the Chelsea schedule. The 25-year-old appeared in 25 league games, scoring nine goals and delivering six assists.
Who could forget his showing against Liverpool, when he had an amazing assist and added a tremendous rocket for a goal? That performance alone made fans wonder what Chelsea was paying for Christian Pulisic's salary, which is 3.5 million euros per year. He's worth every penny.
153 seconds after entering game against Champion Liverpool. Christian Pulisic eviscerates 4 opponents with his first touch, balance, searing confidence and an impudent nutmeg to end a man. Jawdropping to watch an American make Premier League look this easy pic.twitter.com/nMn7KVAcxk— roger bennett (@rogbennett) July 22, 2020
Looking ahead for the Chelsea 2020 schedule, Pulisic appears to have fully recovered from his hamstring injury and is set to start for the Blues when they take on Brighton next Monday for Opening Day. As soon as he hits the pitch, Pulisic will look to retain the outstanding form he showcased to close out last season.
Chelsea of course is back in the Champions League this year after they finished fourth in the English Premier League table. Now, they'll look to apply some pressure on Liverpool and Man City at the top. With such a strong offseason of summer signings, and Pulisic back to full strength, Chelsea truly will be a team to watch throughout the year.
Exciting times are coming for all the Chelsea faithful this year. Now, it's time to see how the club can produce once the new English Premier League season officially gets underway.