‘Danger man’: Chris Sutton says 24-year-old plays much better for his country than for Chelsea

Chris Sutton thinks Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic plays a lot better for his country than his club.

For Chelsea, Pulisic is one of so many star-studded names in the squad at Stamford Bridge.

The 24-year-old attacker has provided some superb individual moments for the Blues, but he’s never really grown into the talisman so far that many had hoped he would become.

In contrast, the left-winger is the most high-profile name when he plays for his country.

The United States international has been a key individual for his nation for several years and he appears to thrive on that kind of pressure.

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Pulisic better for his country

Chris Sutton believes that Pulisic is a lot more likely to shine on the international stage than in the Premier League with Chelsea.

He’s currently preparing for tonight’s World Cup showdown between the United States and England, which is the perfect opportunity for him to silence some doubters.

There’s absolutely no doubting he’s got the ability and skill to pose an attacking threat in any game. Can he do on the World Cup stage against England, though?

Sutton wrote for the Daily Mail. “They call him ‘Captain America’ in the States. Pulisic seems to perform better for his country than he does for his club, and Chelsea’s winger is undoubtedly a danger man for England on Friday night. Pulisic created Timothy Weah’s goal against Wales on Monday, putting in the sort of performance the USA have come to expect from him.

“[Kieran] Trippier is tasked with stopping him. Newcastle’s right-back likes to get forward for England but he cannot forget about what Pulisic could do with the space he vacates. That’s going to be a difficult balancing act for Trippier.”

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Pulisic’s numbers are quite telling when you compare his goal record for club vs country. He’s scored 26 goals in 133 games in a Chelsea shirt. Meanwhile, his United States record is 21 goals in 53 international caps.

A bright World Cup could be just what he needs for the second half of the season.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.