Christian Pulisic completed 90 minutes against Sheffield United on Saturday – and some Chelsea fans ripped into him for his performance.
The Blues were held to a 2-2 draw by the newly-promoted side at Stamford Bridge and will go into the international break on the back of a disappointing result.
Frank Lampard’s team had stormed into a two-goal lead by half-time, as in-form striker Tammy Abraham capitalised on two mistakes to net twice and show he is ready for regular top-flight action.
But visitors Sheffield United were allowed back into the game in the second period as Callum Robinson scored quickly after the restart.
The Blades then earned a point for themselves through Kurt Zouma’s 89th minute own goal and it was a similar case of Chelsea switching off int he second-half.
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media were quick to criticise Pulisic for his individual efforts and weren’t too impressed by their summer recruit.
The 20-year-old attacker has been involved in all five games so far this campaign across all competitions, with the highlight being his performance against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup.
But this weekend he struggled to leave his mark on the fixture against Sheffield United and they are the types of matches he should be excelling in.
He spent most the contest on the right flank, but was just lack the final ball and his decision making does need to improve.
With Callum Hudson-Odoi closing in on a return, Pulisic should be slightly fearful about his spot in the XI and will know he needs to raise his game.
But the USA international is still a rising talent adapting to a new club and the boo-boys should perhaps be a little bit more patient.
Here are some Chelsea fans on Pulisic:
Hate to say it but from what I’ve seen so far Pulisic is very average…looks to be lacking a lot physically which is massive in the Barclays
— — (@CFCAtticus) August 31, 2019
Pulisic still stuck in Istanbul by the looks of things, guys been atrocious since that game it has to be said. He needs to fix up badly after the international break.
— ً (@CFCBrano) August 31, 2019
Starting to think our fans might have overrated Pulisic way too much.. He’s actually nothing special man absolutely nothing
— BARKLEY_fan (@RayBradleyCFC) August 31, 2019
Pulisic is also bang average. For me yes he needs time but I never bought the hype. #CFC
— S (@blueburrata) August 31, 2019
People were comparing Pulisic to Dan James…..
We should be comparing Pulisic to Routledge.
— Jamie 🇰🇪 (@CFCJamiee) August 31, 2019
All pulisic does is lose the ball #CFC
— Lewis (@lewis_waterton) August 31, 2019
Pulisic is average
— ∆ (@RLC_CFC) August 31, 2019
Pulisic is woeful.
— karthik (@karthik_CFC) August 31, 2019
Pulisic has been shocking this second half.
— Richard (@CFCRichy) August 31, 2019