The USMNT player suffered another blow during his fixture against West Brom
From being named in the playing 11 when Chelsea took on West Brom to opening the scoring for Chelsea, everything transpired in pinch perfect fashion for Christian Pulisic on Saturday.
However, just when it looked like his first goal under Thomas Tuchel would propel his Chelsea career under the German, Pulisic was given a massive blow. The USA starlet was taken off upon the start of the second half with Thomas Tuchel going onto confirm the substitution was a forced one.
Speaking after Chelsea were royally humbled 5-2 on the day, Tuchel revealed he had taken Pulisic off owing to the player’s injury.
Pulisic Suffers Injury Against West Brom
“Christian did a sprint when he came back out for the second half and said that he felt his hamstring would not survive the game if he continued,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s club website.
“So we had to make the decision to substitute him straight away.”
Pulisic who has now missed 26 matches for Chelsea in his two seasons at the club is bound to be ruled out of the club’s impending engagement as well. Chelsea are poised to take on Porto in the first round of the quarter-final tie in the Champions League.
And given the short turnaround between that encounter, Pulisic is set to spend his time on the sidelines. The injury prone player is turning out to be a massive cause for concern for Chelsea at the moment with Pulisic failing to go a substantial period without returning to the injury bed.
Chelsea will meanwhile be aspiring to returning to winning ways come Porto. Defender Kurt Zouma spoke about how the club was looking to bounce back with a win in the Champions League.
“There’s no time to find excuses. We didn’t win the game, we lost badly, and it’s a very difficult game to swallow, but we have to because we’ve got another game in midweek and we have to prepare for that.
“We have to bounce back. We have to react strongly and this is what we are going to do.
“I don’t know what happened. After the international break, maybe a loss of focus, maybe a lack of commitment, but in a game like that you have to always be 100 per cent. Why we didn’t play 100 per cent I don’t know.
“There are days when it’s not your day. Everyone’s very disappointed, there’s not much I can say,” the defender said ahead of the clash with Porto.