Leboeuf reacts to Pulisic's father's comment on his son's Chelsea future
Former Blues defender Frank Leboeuf has responded to a cryptic tweet from Christian Pulisic’s father Mark over his son’s situation at Chelsea.
Pulisic has made six appearances for Chelsea since the start of April but started in just one of them.
The 23-year-old has also had just 10 starts in the Premier League this season.
Obviously, he had to deal with several injury problems this season, including a two-month absence in the first half of the season.
However, it is also safe to say that he is currently behind the likes of Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, and Timo Werner in the pecking order.
His father, Mark, made an interesting comment on Sunday.
“The sad thing is he loves this club, teammates, and London.… puts his heart and soul into being a pro,” Mark tweeted before eventually deleting it (via Goal) after Chelsea’s loss to Everton.
“Onwards and upwards my boy…big six months ahead.”
Unsurprisingly, this has led to speculations over his son’s future at Chelsea.
Leboeuf clearly felt that Pulisic will have to make a decision.
The former France international pointed out that Pulisic has never been an “essential” player for the managers he has worked with, including Frank Lampard and Tuchel at Chelsea.
“He still has the time to be stronger, but if he thinks he [is being treated unfairly], yeah, he should leave Chelsea,” Leboeuf told ESPN FC.
“Otherwise, he should fight for his spot because Chelsea’s front line has been a mess for over a year.”