Pulisic, Snubbed From 5th Straight Start, Storms To Locker Room After Southampton Defeat

Christian Pulisic’s situation at Chelsea worsens by the day and took an even worse turn during Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Southampton on Tuesday.

Before Chelsea’s Premier League game, it was announced that Pulisic wouldn’t be allowed to leave the club for a summer loan or transfer. The summer transfer window closes on Thursday.

Pulisic desperately needed a move away from the London club as manager Thomas Tuchel appears to have lost all faith in the American. Tuchel has snubbed the USMNT’s star player from five-straight Premier League starts.

If the other Chelsea forwards were performing well then the snubs for Pulisic would be understandable, however that hasn’t been the case. His fellow forwards Kai Havertz and Mason Mount have started all five games for Chelsea this season and have yet to record a goal or an assist between them.

With the poor performances from Havertz and Mount it was speculated that Pulisic would have been awarded a start on Tuesday. He wasn’t. Instead, four Chelsea forwards — Hakim Ziyech, Havertz, Mount and Raheem Sterling — started ahead of Pulisic.

Of the Chelsea forwards only Sterling has been able to find the back of the net this season and scored the Blues’ lone goal.

Two goals from Southampton before halftime saw Chelsea trailing the entire second half.

With Chelsea losing and the offense failing to score, surely Pulisic would get a shot up top, right? He can at least can his fifth-straight substitute appearance as a foward and try to find an equalizer.

Tuchel subbed Pulisic in the 66th minute. At right wingback. 

I’m sorry but what the fuck Tuchel? We’re back to this nonsense of playing Pulisic out of position?

I say all this, however even with the excuse of being out of position Pulisic didn’t look good against Southampton. One of his first touches saw him tripping over the ball and from that moment on he looked outmatched during his short cameo. It seemed like Pulisic was on the ground more than he was standing.

After the final whistle sounded he headed straight to the locker room.

The Chelsea faithful were quick to chastise the American on Twitter for now acknowledge the traveling support.

In a World Cup year this form and bench situation couldn’t come at a worse time. If Pulisic isn’t getting consistent playing time, then that will be a colossal blow to the USMNT in Qatar. 

Here’s what this writer doesn’t understand. Tuchel doesn’t want to start Pulisic, the fans want him out of the club and he probably wouldn’t mind a loan move. So why in the fuck is he being forced to stay?

U.S. fans are not happy. #FreePulisic

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