'Huge impact': Tuchel says he's happy with 23-year-old Chelsea player that's been 'fantastic' in training this week

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel claims Christian Pulisic has been “fantastic” in training this week, despite the cryptic tweet from his father on the weekend.

Pulisic’s father, Mark, made an interesting comment on Twitter in the aftermath of Chelsea’s defeat to Everton last Sunday, which he later deleted.

“The sad thing is he loves this club, teammates, and London.… puts his heart and soul into being a pro,” Mark said.

Pulisic was used as a substitute yet again in the Everton match, with the American attacker struggling to earn many starts recently.

The 23-year-old’s fallen out of Tuchel’s preferred line-up, so has had plenty of small cameo performances in the past couple of months.

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However, Blues manager Tuchel sounded very upbeat about the forward when discussing him in Friday’s press conference. In fact, he stresses Pulisic still makes a “huge impact” when he plays and has impressed in training throughout the week.

“I’m not concerned if a father does not say a player does love me or not!” Tuchel said.

“Every manager we have our reasons to choose a line-up and have our reasons to go for players in the first eleven. You will never see in this kind of level of competition happy faces from players that are not selected. Between Christian and me exists zero problems. He had a fantastic training week so far, he is in some matches a huge impact from the bench.”

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For certain, Pulisic’s got the individual talent to get back into Chelsea’s best line-up.

He’s not been consistent enough during his career so far at Stamford Bridge, but there’s been several games where he’s been the talisman and shown his ability.

Shaka Hislop claims Premier League rivals West Ham could be a perfect next club for Pulisic.

However, he’s got to try show in the remaining weeks of the season he belongs on the biggest stage.

The US international was in scintillating individual form at the back end of the 2019/29 season, so let’s hope history can repeat itself for him.

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