Christian Pulisic looks raring to go for his competitive Chelsea debut on Sunday and fans should love what they have seen of him in pre-season.
The 20-year-old American has arrived from Borussia Dortmund as a fearless attacker and could be a breath of fresh air at Stamford Bridge if he starts well.
He’s a winger blessed with a tremendous turn of pace, while he’s direct in possession and looks a major goal threat too.
Chelsea begin the Premier League on Sunday afternoon away to Manchester United, after watching the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham all win their opening games.
It’s a tough opening fixture for Frank Lampard to begin his managerial reign with, but at the same time the perfect opportunity to send a message out to rivals if they can win at Old Trafford.
Pulisic can lay down an early marker if he manages to torment Manchester United, especially against impressive full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Pulisic should provide an excellent outlet for the Blues with his pace on the break and the wide man is one of the team’s greatest goal threats.
The versatile winger may operate on the left flank, which would put him up against one of the best right-backs in the Premier League from last season.
Wan-Bissaka, 21, earned his move to Old Trafford this summer after a brilliant campaign with Crystal Palace, where he enhanced his reputation as an all-action right-back.
The Englishman is first and foremost an excellent defender that loves tackles, while he’s quite difficult to dribble past and is mature for his age.
Pulisic may be the type of player that can torment him with his change of pace and it would be a real statement for him to succeed against him.
It may well take time for the USA international to adjust to the Blues, but he looks ready to impress from the start and there aren’t many better stages than at Old Trafford.