Christian Pulisic Handed First Chelsea Start In UEFA Super Cup Against Liverpool

Frank Lampard is starting the 20-year-old American along with Olivier Giroud and Pedro up top.

The UEFA Super Cup is a match of limited importance, much like the Community Shield. But Americans had one question on their minds ahead of this year’s edition between Chelsea and Liverpool: Is Christian Pulisic starting?

Is Christian Pulisic Starting UEFA Super Cup?

You betcha. 

We did it, guys. An American is playing in the UEFA Super Cup for the first time since Jovan Kirovski appeared for Dortmund in the 1997 edition. Take that, DaMarcus Beasley

So much for Frank Lampard not wanting to throw Pulisic into the fire, as was his reasoning for not starting the 20-year-old American against Manchester United on Sunday. Instead, Pulisic will get his first start against the reigning European champions. 

Pulisic will line up alongside Olivier Giroud and Pedro in attack. On the other side, Jurgen Klopp went with a strong lineup, fielding Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain up front. Advantage? Chelsea, obviously.

Everyone is getting wet in anticipation of the match. 

Also of note for the Super Cup, Women’s World Cup final referee Stephanie Frappart will officiate the match, the first time such a European club competition has been refereed by a woman. 

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