Report: Chelsea's Christian Pulisic picks up hamstring injury at half-time during West Brom defeat

Christian Pulisic was supposed to play in the second half during the 5-2 defeat to West Brom but unfortunately picked up a hamstring injury at half-time, according to NBC Sports.

The 22-year-old scored his first goal under Thomas Tuchel and gave Chelsea the lead, before the away side eventually capitalised on Thiago Silva’s sending off and scored two goals in the first half.

Considering Pulisic looked really sharp, Tuchel’s decision to sub him off before the second half certainly raised some eyebrows.

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Apparently, as reported by NBC Sports, Tuchel intended to keep the Pulisic on the pitch before the winger tweaked his hamstring just as he entered the pitch before the second half.


A footage shows that Pulisic limped off the pitch and, according to American journalist Andrew Joseph, complained about his hamstring.

This would explain the slight delay to the start of the second half when the Chelsea players had to wait for Timo Werner to come out onto the pitch.

Perhaps the initial plan was to take Werner off for Mason Mount for the second half, but the German had to continue playing because of Pulisic’s injury.

This is, obviously, very unfortunate for both Pulisic and Chelsea.

The result could have been very different had he stayed on the pitch, but more importantly, this is another big blow to Pulisic who has been struggling with fitness problems since he arrived at the club.

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