International teammate says Chelsea player is "very unpredictable"

'Very unpredictable': International teammate says Chelsea player can have one spark after doing nothing all game

United States international Weston McKennie has claimed Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic is capable of producing one piece of magic in a game after doing very little beforehand.

Juventus midfielder McKennie, 23, is an international teammate of the Chelsea player.

He’s confident that Pulisic remains an important star for the US side after his mini dip in form. McKennie says that the Blues attacker can come alive in the final third for a split second to hurt the opponents.

“I think, in general, he (Pulisic) is still an important piece because he’s one of those types of players that might have one spark in a game, he could maybe not do anything all game, and then have one spark,” he said, as quoted by Goal.

“He’s one of the players that are very unpredictable to the opponents and I think he’s just someone that adds another type of dangerous and one-on-one ability in the final third.”

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Chelsea need Pulisic bounce

For certain, the Blues are desperate for Pulisic to have a moment that really ignites some form in him.

It’s worrying when he’s making very little impact for his country, as he’s been the poster for the United States national team in the last few years.

The 23-year-old attacker has got bundles of talent, but the amount of injuries he’s dealt with in recent seasons are catching up with him.

Pundit Taylor Twellman recently said he thinks Pulisic’s lost a yard of pace and got slower. A lot of his game is about being rapid from a standing start and frightening opposition full-backs, so it’s a worrying comment.

His return of 20 goals and 17 assists in 96 Chelsea appearances since he joined perfectly sums up his time at Stamford Bridge so far. He contributes every few games with a great bit of skill, but they need more from the £58million (BBC) left-winger.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.