Tuchel has confirmed a Pulisic hamstring problem after Chelsea were replaced at the break
Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Christian Pulisic had another hamstring problem at home to Chelsea 5-2 at home to West Brom on Saturday.
The 22-year-old felt pain in the mirror during the break, but hoped to continue the rest of the match. However, after a short warm-up before Pulisic in the second half, he replaced Mason Mount in the middle after the U.S. national team star opened the scoring in the first half.
The latest setback has been his fourth muscle injury and his eighth overall in the season since joining Chelsea in 2019. Tuchel expects a brief injury with Porto on Wednesday’s first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.
What was said?
“Christian took a sprint when he came back in the second half and said he felt his hamstring would not keep him alive if he continued to play,” Tuchel said. Chelsea’s Fifth Stand Application.
“So we had to make the decision to replace him immediately,”
How is Pulisic this season?
Pulisic scored two goals in his last two games after hitting the rebound after Sam Johnstone saved Marcos Alonso’s free kick in the first half. He continued to score a goal with his national team, having conceded 20 goals before.
The striker’s injury has disrupted his pace this season and has hurt west Londoners as others attack players like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz in the fight to find the net.
The Pulisic form can solve the attacking problems of the Blues, who scored seven goals in 11 games at the end of last season to help the club finish in the top four and in the FA Cup final.