'Things will start to click': Christian Pulisic predicts two of his Chelsea teammates are going to have big seasons
Christian Pulisic anticipated that Timo Werner and Kai Havertz will enjoy a far more successful second season for Chelsea.
Speaking to the Insider, Pulisic insisted that his two German teammates were set for a breakthrough campaign after an indifferent first.
Both players had their ups and downs after arriving at Stamford Bridge last summer.
Havertz was hit with covid in November and it clearly took him some time to fully recover.
Werner was struck down by another illness; goal drought disease.
He went 14 then 15 games for club and country without scoring.
Yet, the arrival of Thomas Tuchel did boost the pair’s confidence and performances.
Whilst Havertz won the Champions League for Chelsea, Werner finished as the Blues joint top scorer (12) and chief assister (16).
Now with the new term already underway, Pulisic expected the duo to demonstrate their full abilities in the coming months.
“I think there’s a lot of confidence within the group, because of the way that last season ended,” said the American.
“I think (Werner and Havertz) are starting to be more comfortable. We know what they’re capable of.
“It was a similar thing with me, and I think, hopefully, things will start to click and we’ll have a very successful season.”
Pulisic has actually had the reverse experience of Werner and Havertz.
His maiden season was extremely efficient, managing 11 goals and 10 assists in just 34 matches.
These numbers would’ve been higher had he not been struck down by a muscle problem in January.
2020/21 got off to a slow start for the 22-year-old as he overcame a hamstring problem.
He ended the year with just six goals and four assists in 43 appearances.
If Tuchel can get all three of his forwards firing again, then Chelsea will be onto a winner.