Tuchel should recall £150k-a-week Chelsea player on Sunday that loves scoring vs Crystal Palace - TCC View
Chelsea return to action on Sunday with an exciting FA Cup semi-final tie at Wembley Stadium against Crystal Palace.
Thomas Tuchel’s side went through a gruelling 120 minutes away to Real Madrid on Tuesday night, so it’s going to be interesting to see how many individuals are ready to start again on the big stage.
It’s an absolutely huge fixture, especially now the FA Cup is the only piece of silverware left that the Blues are competing for this season.
You couldn’t argue if Tuchel named the same starting line-up that took to the field in Madrid, but the Chelsea boss has an ace up his sleeve.
Christian Pulisic, who was used as a substitute against Madrid, should be recalled to the XI.
The 23-year-old’s form has been a tad inconsistent this year, which is a criticism that talkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor has fired at him.
His record against weekend opponents Palace is too good to overlook, though.
Pulisic loves scoring against Palace
It’s something that happens so much in football when a player finds that one club he just loves playing against.
For Pulisic, he must get excited when he knows Crystal Palace are just around the corner.
The £150,000-a-week American forward has netted five goals in six career appearances against Palace. It means he’s scored more against the Eagles in his career than any other club.
He should be relatively fresh to go after not playing the entire contest against Madrid, which is why recalling him to the line-up may be a no-brainer decision.