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Pulisic Watch: USMNT star dazzles for Chelsea

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Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe and Kyle Martino run through Sunday's Premier League action.

Christian Pulisic returned and it went extremely well. Pulisic Watch is back as the USMNT star played in his first Premier League minutes since Jan. 1 at Brighton and had a huge impact.

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Pulisic scored a few minutes after coming on to make it 1-1 and that gave Chelsea the boost to win 2-1 as Olivier Giroud scored soon after.

ASTON VILLA – CHELSEA FULL REPLAY

The Pennsylvanian Messi was majestic.

Below is a look at how Pulisic got on during his very successful return to Premier League action.


55th minute: Comes on as a sub with Chelsea 1-0 down. Lines up on the left flank. His first action is to try and pass the ball to Mason Mount but he gives it away.

59th minute: Found way out on the left side of the box but his pass inside is cleared by Douglas Luiz.

60th minute: GOAL! He pops up at the back post to finish off Cesar Azpilicueta’s perfect cross to make it 1-1. Fine finish off the underside of the crossbar. 1-1.

63rd minute: Out on the left, Azpilicueta is free, cuts the ball back for Olivier Giroud to make it 2-1. What an impact Pulisic has had as Chelsea turn the game on its head and lead 2-1.

74th minute: Gets the ball on the left, tries to wriggle free but wins a throw in just in front of the benches.

76th minute: Runs into the box and almost gets free but Luiz makes the tackle.

78th minute: Has switched to the right flank with Mount playing centrally and Barkley on the left.

79th minute: Being forced to do plenty of defensive work as Aston Villa worked the ball out wide as they tried to grab an equalizer.

84th minute: Pulisic plays in Willian who smashes towards goal but it is tipped over. Pulisic is back on the left wing.

86th minute: Willian finds Pulisic from a corner but his effort was blocked and looped over. From the next corner he has another shot which was blocked.

87th minute: Plays the ball to Abraham who flicks it on for Willian in yet another Chelsea attack. Nearly gets on the end of a cross from Marcos Alonso moments later.

90th minute: Gives the ball away for a Villa throw in then appears to knock himself in the head as a punishment. Intense.

90+3 minute: Wins the ball back, runs into the corner and Villa just can’t get the ball off him. What a display from Pulisic.

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