Gary Neville has named Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic as the Premier League’s next world-class player as he compared the American with Eden Hazard.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has plenty of young, talented players at his disposal, particularly after their summer spending spree.
You can see the theme as Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell’s arrivals suggest Chelsea are building for the future; a long-term project.
Former Manchester United defender turned pundit Neville said the idea of these young talents has invigorated Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to build a squad of potentials.
Interestingly, though, the player he believes will reach world-class level is not among the list of those new Blues’ signings.
He told 90Min on Friday: “Pulisic, to me, is the next world star in the Premier League.
“You saw glimpses of it pre-lockdown and glimpses when he played an international game at Wembley two years ago.
“But I watched him three or four times in the games after lockdown and that was a different level.
“That is starting to do things on a pitch that Real Madrid and Barcelona would be looking at, thinking, ‘We need him’ as they have done with [Eden] Hazard and other players in the past.”