Pulisic Gets Rare Start, Scores Eighth Goal Of Season With Beautifully Placed Shot

Christian Pulisic has started two Premier League games in a row for Chelsea and has picked up an assist and a goal. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel had repeatedly snubbed Pulisic from the starting 11 for the past two months. Hopefully this Pulisic goal vs Leeds United on Wednesday will earn him a start in the FA Cup final against Liverpool on Saturday.

Pulisic’s goal was Chelsea’s second in a 3-0 victory on Wednesday.

Pulisic Goal vs Leeds

This was Pulisic’s sixth Premier League goal of the season, eight in all competitions. That flick from Mason Mount, who scored Chelsea’s opener with a powerful strike, was a perfect assist. The goal will only add to Pulisic's growing confidence after he picked up an assist in Chelsea’s previous game vs. Wolves.

Pulisic has been rumored to be eyeing up a move to Juventus this summer after the recent struggles to get consistent playing time with Chelsea.

Pulisic was substituted off in the 78th minute during Wednesday’s game.

Chelsea needed the win almost as badly as Pulisic needed the goal. Chelsea had been in a terrible run of form with only one victory from the previous five games. Pulisic scored the game winner in that one win for the Blues.

Wednesday’s game couldn’t have gotten off to a better start for the Blues as Mount opened the scoring with a superb strike four minutes in.

A red card for Leeds 20 minutes later set the tone for a relaxed evening for any Chelsea supporters. 

The second half was all Chelsea. Romelu Lukaku netted Chelsea’s third as he’s found a recent hot spring of goals with three in his last two games.

Wednesday’s result was great for Pulisic but not so much for American manager Jesse Marsch. With two games left to play, Leeds and Marsch still sit in the relegation zone tied on points with Burnley, which has a game in hand. 

The lopsided defeat was nothing new for Leeds as after 36 games the club has conceded 77 goals. Only already relegated Norwich has conceded more with 78.

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