'He has the talent': Jack Wilshere says £150k-a-week player has been so unlucky at Chelsea

Jack Wilshere has explained he thinks Christian Pulisic has been so unlucky during his time at Chelsea.

Pulisic, who earns £150,000-a-week, has had an up and down career so far at Stamford Bridge.

The 24-year-old winger is supremely talented and has for certain spells looked a massive goalscoring threat for the Blues, something he was at former club Borussia Dortmund.

However, it’s been really hard in recent times for him to nail down a permanent spot in the starting line-up due to inconsistent form.

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Pulisic unlucky at Chelsea

Jack Wilshere massively rates the ability of Pulisic, who’s a United States international that will be hoping to cause damage against England tonight at the World Cup.

He believes the Chelsea attacker has never really been able to settle in the past few years because of constant managerial changes.

“Christian Pulisic may not have been a huge success at Chelsea but there are times when he can turn it on,” Wilshere told The Sun.

“He’s been a bit unlucky at Stamford Bridge. He was signed under Maurizio Sarri — but never played for him because he was loaned straight back to Dortmund.

“Then, when he moved, he had a new manager in Frank Lampard, then it was Thomas Tuchel, who he had at Dortmund.

“But they never seemed to click at Chelsea — and now he’s got Graham Potter.

“So he’s had four bosses, and we’ve had Covid in that time too, so he has never had a chance to settle.

“I’ve got a few mates who are Chelsea fans, they were excited when he signed — and they still believe he can come good. He has the talent.”

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Yes, Pulisic has been a bit unlucky in certain times due to a lack of starts or injury problems coming at the wrong time.

It’s hard to be too sympathetic when he’s still made 133 Chelsea appearances, though.

Mario Melchiot has previously suggested the quick wide player may need to exit Stamford Bridge to play for a team where he’s guaranteed to start every week.

Chelsea fans have seen a handful of talented players leave the club and go on to achieve so much elsewhere. It does feel like Pulisic is an individual that could flourish at a rival club, too. But it’s not like he’s not had opportunities in West London.

Perhaps Graham Potter can give him one more crack post-World Cup to try unlock his full potential.

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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.