January 23, 2021

Chelsea: Christian Pulisic out for six weeks, may miss begin of EPL – soccer

Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic faces six weeks out with a proper hamstring damage that might see him miss the beginning of the English Premier League.

The American was injured final Saturday within the 2-1 loss to Arsenal within the FA Cup last after scoring at Wembley Stadium.

“With Christian Pulisic I believe it’s going to be contact and go for the beginning of the season,” Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard mentioned on Friday. “We’re most likely wanting round a six-week damage. So with six weeks, doing the maths, it will get very near, and might be into, the beginning of the brand new season. However we’ve got to deal with it proper, the damage.” The season is because of start on Sept. 12.

Pulisic had 11 objectives and eight assists in his first season at Chelsea after becoming a member of from Borussia Dortmund.

“Within the massive scheme of issues with Christian, when he displays on his first season, the development ranges coming right here whenever you consider the objectives and assists he’s had this 12 months, it’s the perfect of his profession,” Lampard mentioned. “And that’s his first 12 months within the Premier League. From the place he’s gone firstly to how he’s ended up and the way he has performed within the restart, he ought to be very joyful, and that’s right down to his work.

“So we’ll get him match, and get him prepared. If he misses the primary one or two video games of the season, then we’ll have a firing Christian hopefully as hungry as he seemed for the restart.” Chelsea’s season continues within the Champions League, with the London membership attempting to overturn a 3-Zero deficit in opposition to Bayern Munich within the pandemic-delayed spherical of 16 on Saturday.