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  1. Puli going to set another foul record tonight? Nope getting subbed.
  2. Love how Puli is consistently picking up the ball in the middle of the pitch and running straight at them. Should have had 2 assists to add to that goal. We need to keep exploiting that space and speed we have. I'd love to see him use Werner as a decoy once and just try to take it in himself.
  3. Most fouls against a single player in UCL since Messi vs Real Madrid in 2011. Wow.
  4. Pulisic took more fouls tonight than the rest of the team combined. Respect. Hope they had the ice bath ready.
  5. Porto game plan in summary: Don’t let Pulisic turn with the ball.
  6. MOTM performance today. Would have had at least an assist or two with better finishing from teammates. He was given free reign to roam all over the pitch and he really controlled the game in parts. He's definitely looking like his form is returning with that burst of pace and those tricky dribbles. He added to his highlights reel this week and hopefully be brings that swagger back to Chelsea.
  7. Man City star Joao Cancelo makes big claim over Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic: https://www.football.london/chelsea-fc/pulisic-chelsea-cancelo-man-city-20080068 Speaking to Star Sports ahead of City’s trip to Fulham on Saturday evening, Cancelo said of the 22-year-old Blues star: “I usually chat with my colleagues about it. “It may sound strange but, for me, the most difficult winger I have faced in the Premier League is Pulisic from Chelsea. “He is a very skilful and fast player with the ball, with quick dribbles, so for me he is the most difficult winger I have played.
  8. Pulisic doesn't really light up interviews with his personality, but it seemed a bit odd in one of his recent interviews when he talked about Tuchel. He didn't seem excited to share much about the relationship which made me wonder if he is really that tight with the manager. Tuchel even admitted that his familiarity with Pulisic is probably working against him. The last couple months only raise more questions about the relationship. Tuchel seems to like him as an individual and talent, just not for the shape and style he wants the team to play right now. He's literally one of the last names on
  9. Tuchel noted that he's not actually injured. It's a pre-injury injury. 🙂 In other words, he felt some tightness in a calf and they pulled him out of training to prevent a real injury. It's probably the kind of thing that wouldn't prevent most players from continuing, but given his history they are being ultra cautious. I suppose the thinking is why risk him against the bottom team in the league. Gotta be frustrating for the kid. I'm impressed by the fact that he seems to be pretty transparent with training staff. If I knew that the mention of a little bit of calf tightness were too keep me out
  10. Let's pretend Pulisic was in top Covid-comeback form right now like the end of the last season. Where would Tuchel play him? The reality is that Tuchel can't really accommodate a player like Pulisic right now given the overall makeup and defensive frailties of the team. I don't think Puli's form is really that bad given the fact that he's been played in a different position half the year and half of the team changed with no preseason. People might point to the Barnsley game, but everyone on the team looked like crap in a game played on a cow-poke field with heavy team rotation and an aggr
  11. We complain when players take on their man and we complain when they don't. No risk, no reward. Pulisic won two free kicks in dangerous positions (one could have been a pen). He set CHO up for one of the best chances in the match. He was all over the pitch and looked spent and frustrated the last 15 minutes. The biggest difference from last spring? He and the left fullback (typically Chillwell) don't seem on the same page. The team is playing so slow that when Pulisic gets the ball anywhere near the box he is facing defenders three deep. I also wonder if Pulisic is nervous about adding th
  12. I'm a past-year forum lurker and also a new Chelsea fan from across the pond. I've followed football for decades since my playing days and have always been a fan of the EPL and Chelsea in particular. I liked the players and team's playing style. I liked the blue uniforms. Once Pulisic moved from Dortmund, I began watching nearly every match -- even the ones at 6am on a Saturday morning. I thought I would share some of my interesting learnings from this past year: What the English call a "draw" is what we would call a "tie". So hearing that teams were engaged in a tie was really confusi
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