Jamie Carragher felt that a fully fit and firing Christian Pulisic should be a regular starter for Chelsea, speaking on CBS Sports.
Pulisic was purring last night during the Blues 1-1 Champions League semi-final draw with Real Madrid last night.
The American international put Chelsea in front after 15 minutes, with a composed finish that left Madrid’s defence in tatters.
That strike in Spain was his fourth in nine appearances for club and country.
In the 29 games prior to this purple patch, Pulisic had scored just twice.
He is now back in favour with Thomas Tuchel, having repeatedly been overlooked during the German coaches’ early days in charge of Chelsea.
Carragher believed the 22-year-old forward had to be a regular for his side, permitted he remains free of injuries.
“I don’t think it is ever a doubt whether he (Pulisic) is good enough or whether he plays for the manager,” said the former Liverpool defender.
“It’s just whether he stays fit for long enough and consistent enough.
“In terms of ability wise, there is no doubt that out of all the attacking players that we see on the bench for Chelsea, he will always be in that front three for me, I’m convinced of that.
“The things we’ve seen in a Chelsea shirt up until now have almost been a glimpse. I think he can be a real star in the Premier League and Champions League.
“I have got no doubt at all that if he’s fit and he’s playing his normal game, he will always be in that front three.”
With Pulisic now regularly in contention and Mason Mount seemingly irreplaceable, this leaves one last spot in Tuchel’s offensive trident.
Timo Werner started alongside the young duo against Madrid, but missed another massive opportunity that didn’t help his cause.
Kai Havertz has crept up the ladder in recent weeks, yet Hakim Ziyech will also feel he deserves a mention.
Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham are available, although uncertainties over their Chelsea futures have risen once again.
Tuchel has a week to decide which players will make up his forward trio before the Blues take on Madrid again in the second leg.