Can Christian Pulisic fully announce Chelsea arrival against Valencia?
Chelsea host Spanish outfit Valencia on Tuesday night in the Champions League and it would be great to begin the group stages with an opening victory.
The Blues welcome Valencia to Stamford Bridge for a European night and it will be intriguing to see how many changes there are to the team.
Frank Lampard’s side thumped Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-2 at the weekend in the Premier League and there must be a temptation to stick with them, but table toppers Liverpool are just around the corner at the weekend.
Chelsea have a strong enough squad to make some rotations and still feel confident on securing three points against La Liga side Valencia.
One player that desperately needs a chance to impress is Christian Pulisic, as it’s not quite happened for him since he linked up with the squad in the summer.
Pulisic was an unused substitute against Wolves at the weekend and he’s yet to replicate the form he did show at times for his ex-club Borussia Dortmund.
The right-winger has played five games across all competitions so far this season, scoring zero goals and supplying two assists.
He’s certainly got a lot more in the tank to show supporters and patience is required with him, but it seems like a great opportunity to bring him in against Valencia.
The USA international definitely injects extra pace and trickery in wide areas, while he can play effectively on either flank.
Pulisic, 20, has given glimpses so far and looked lively in the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool.
It would be a real statement if he can score his first Blues goal on a Champions League night and the promising talent should be promoted, but whether Lampard will do it remains to be seen until his line-up is announced prior to kick-off.