Christian Pulisic set to Return for Chelsea Against Tottenham

Christian Pulisic with USA in 2017. Photo by John Dorton/isiphotos.com/REX/Shutterstock (9122704bu)

USMNT star winger Christian Pulisic is finally getting back on the field after missing more than a month of action with a hamstring injury. According to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, Pulisic will be included in the squad for the upcoming derby match against Tottenham on Sunday.

Pulisic got hurt during warmups for the game against Burnley in late October. Although the injury didn’t seem severe at the moment, it ended up forcing the 22-year-old American to miss five games.

However, according to Lampard, Pulisic is now ready to go, although he probably won’t get a start.

 “Christian Pulisic is back into contention and fitness,” Lampard told reporters on Friday. “He’s fit, ready to start is a question mark. It is hard to gauge match fitness.”

This is great news for Chelsea, as the club looks to remain in the hunt for their first Premier League title since 2017. The London club has suffered only one loss so far in the 2020/21 season and find themselves third on the standings with two points behind leading Tottenham and Liverpool.

Christian Pulisic, on the other hand, will hope to finally be available on a consistent basis after injury struggles marked the beginning of his stint with Chelsea. When on the field, however, Pulisic showed he is a difference-maker and has already racked up 12 goals and 10 assists in 39 appearances.