Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic said he is now ready to finally “start his season” after returning from a one-month injury absence.
According to Transfermarkt, the 23-year-old has missed a total of 14 games for Chelsea this season, including the 12-match absence through his recent ankle injury.
Pulisic, however, did not seem to have any problem getting up to speed.
He has yet to start for either Chelsea or the US national team since his return earlier this month, but he has also had two goals as a substitute in the last three games.
Just like in USMNT’s win over Mexico, it took Pulisic less than five minutes to score since coming on in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday.
“Absolutely, yeah, it’s good to be back playing with the team after quite a long time out,” the American told Chelsea TV after the game.
“I’m happy I could come in and make an impact today.
“Yeah, I’m ready to start my season.”
“Just getting confidence and feeling much better now.”
Pulisic highlights Chelsea squad depth
Aside from Pulisic, Chelsea have also had a few key injury problems in the last month.
Romelu Lukaku and Mateo Kovacic are currently still out through injuries, although the former might be back for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Juventus.
Despite these injury problems, Chelsea managed to collect eight wins in their nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
According to Pulisic, it is down to their excellent squad depth.
“The depth of this team is a massive strength, and you’ve seen that the whole season,” he explained.
“One guy’s out, the next guy steps up. We’ve continued to do that, and we’re looking really strong at the moment.”