'Very uncomfortable': ESPN pundit suggests Chelsea fans could soon fall out with their 24-year-old player

Don Hutchison suggests that Chelsea fans could soon fall out with Christian Pulisic depending on his form in the coming weeks.

Pulisic, who turned 24 this month, is a Blues attacker in the spotlight right now.

An extract from his new book has been highlighted in the media, in which he criticises Thomas Tuchel for leaving him out of a Champions League semi-final second leg after agreeing to play him. Chelsea went on to win the Champions League trophy during that season, which was the crowning moment in Tuchel’s reign as manager before he was sacked earlier this month.

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Chelsea fans could fall out with Pulisic

ESPN pundit Hutchison reckons that Pulisic’s criticism of Tuchel, which has come at an odd time, will not go down well with the Stamford Bridge faithful.

In fact, he suggests it could even be ammunition to cause unrest between Blues fans and the player looking ahead.

“[Chelsea fans] absolutely adore Thomas Tuchel and the work that he’s done,” Hutchison told ESPN.

“It’ll be very interesting if Christian Pulisic’s performances dip over the next couple of weeks and how the Chelsea fans then take to Pulisic. It might make that relationship between player and fan very uncomfortable.”

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Already on thin ice

The truth is that Pulisic is already someone that the Chelsea boo boys are targeting.

The American attacker has the opportunity now with Graham Potter in charge to start fresh under a new Chelsea coach, especially with a World Cup just around the corner.

However, it was reported that him and teammate Hakim Ziyech both received booing from the crowd when they came on as substitutes during Potter’s first game in charge before the international break.

There’s clearly a loyalty at the Bridge for Tuchel, with his sacking obviously still raw.

Pulisic’s best shot to win over disgruntled fans is to get back in the team and to start scoring, but he’s had zero goal contributions in eight appearances so far this campaign.

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