Azpilicueta ‘sure’ Pulisic will be very important for Chelsea this season

Pulisic struggling for game time

Christian Pulisic would join Chelsea over the summer from German outfit Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea agreed what was reported to be a £58m fee for Pulisic in January, before loaning him back to BVB for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.

However, despite his hefty price-tag, Pulisic has found game time rather hard to come by recently.

The American has played four Premier League games this season. But he has only made the bench in Chelsea’s last three league outings.

Pulisic was also only a bench-warmer vs Valencia in the Champions League, and then when Chelsea took on Lille this past Wednesday, the winger was completely omitted from the matchday squad.

Despite his recent lack of minutes, though, Cesar Azpilicueta is sure that Pulisic will be very important for Chelsea this season:

“As the manager said, we are a group, we are all important on this long path, we are only in October.

“Sometimes the manager has to make decisions, but I see him [Pulisic] working hard in training.

“What I can say is to encourage him to keep working, because we know it is a new country, a new team, a bit of time of adaption is needed.

“I see his character, working hard in training, and I’m sure he will be very important for us for the season.” As quoted by Goal.


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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea embraces Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Southampton vs Chelsea

Chelsea’s next game sees them face Southampton on Sunday.

The Blues head into the weekend’s action 7th in the Premier League table, with 11 points.

Chelsea would also keep their first clean sheet under Frank Lampard in their last PL tie vs Brighton, coming away with a 2-0 win.

As for Southampton, they are 14th in the PL, and have lost their last two league outings.

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