Christian Pulisic: Why ‘Captain America’ Is Hazard’s Perfect Replacement At Chelsea

Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic (image via Twitter/BBC Sports)

Christian Pulisic has been fantastic for Chelsea this season.

The West London club announced the signing of the American from Borussia Dortmund in January 2019 for a fee of £58million.

He remained with Dortmund for the rest of the 2018/19 season before joining the Blues in the summer of 2019.

Christian Pulisic against Norwich City (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

When Pulisic was announced as Chelsea’s new signing, some fans wondered if he could replace Eden Hazard who was set to move to Real Madrid.

Many even doubted the impact he will bring to Chelsea after he lost his permanent spot at Dortmund to Jadon Sancho before his move to Stamford Bridge.

Pulisic struggled at the beginning of the 209/20 season and was dropped to the bench after he did not impress fans and manager Frank Lampard in the first few games that he started for the club.

Christian Pulisic (Getty/Sebastian Frej/MB Media)

But he started proving his worth by coming off the bench and putting up awesome performances.

Along the way, he picked up some injuries, but he came back stronger when the Premier League restarted.

Pulisic, who also called Captain America by fans, has been Chelsea’s best player since the restart of the Premier League, and he proved why he is the perfect replacement for Eden Hazard in Wednesday’s game against Liverpool, which Chelsea lost.

Pulisic came off the bench for Mason Mount in the 59th minute when Chelsea were down 4-1.

Christian Pulisic celebrating after scoring against Crystal Palace (image via SI)

Two minutes after coming on, he provided an assist for Tammy Abraham to score Chelsea’s second goal. He later scored a goal in the 73rd minute to give his team hope to stage a comeback. The game eventually ended 5-3 against Chelsea.

Pulisic was absolutely on fire after he came into the game, exhibiting Hazard-like features.

Here’s how he performed against Liverpool:

And here’s his stats after playing for 32 minutes.

His instant impact got fans wondering why he was on the bench.

Other’s just couldn’t hide how impressed they were by his outstanding performance.

Here’s the first season stats of Pulisic, as compared to, Hazard’s first season stats at Chelsea.

The 21-year-old, however, will feature in some more games before the season ends.

Pulisic’s stats and outstanding performances this season is a huge prove that he is definitely the perfect replacement for Eden Hazard… He could even go on to become a great player for Chelsea than Eden Hazard.


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