'Never forgotten': Trevoh Chalobah sends social media message to Chelsea teammate after West Ham win

Trevoh Chalobah and several other players connected with Chelsea congratulated Christian Pulisic for his winner against West Ham United yesterday.

Captain America proved to be Thomas Tuchel’s hero at Stamford Bridge, scoring in the 90th minute to cause a tidal wave of celebration at Stamford Bridge.

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Before Pulisic entered the fray with just over quarter of an hour remaining, it looked like the Blues would be drawing a blank again on home soil.

However, Tuchel’s triple substitution including the young forward, Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech proved to be the difference on the day.

Lukaku drew the foul from Craig Dawson inside the penalty area that handed Jorginho the chance to claim all three points for Chelsea.

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However, the Italian’s poor recent record from the spot continued, as he softly rolled his shot straight into the arms of Lukasz Fabianski.

Fortunately for the midfielder, Pulisic was on hand to spare his teammate’s blushes.

The 23-year-old slotted Marcos Alonso’s accurate cross past the West Ham goalkeeper with time almost up in the match.

That was his seventh of the season, but surely none will have tasted sweeter.

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Understandably, the USA international cemented the moment in history by uploading the action shot to social media.

‘Better late than never’ was a very accurate caption for the Instagram post, one that received a stream of kind replies.

Clearly still a Chelsea player at heart, Tammy Abraham jumped on board the Pulisic praise train.

Chalobah, who enjoyed a steady and sturdy afternoon, reminded everyone that his colleague remains part of the process, whatever some may think.

Danny Drinkwater demonstrated his loyalty to the Blues by posting a reply as well.

Whilst the goal will have meant a lot to Pulisic, the sentiment can only last so long if doesn’t start to rack up more minutes before the campaign concludes.

Manchester United away is the next task, a fixture Christian may be looking at quite intently.  

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.