Pulisic Watch: His moments from Chelsea’s 5th-straight win
Christian Pulisic followed up his Premier League hat trick with another goal and some fine dribbling numbers (4-for-4) over 83 minutes of a 2-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
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Chelsea has now won five-straight league matches and sits third in the PL with 23 points.
15th minute: Mostly relegated to runs off the ball aside from a final third back heel flick, Pulisic is caught in possession and Watford springs a proper counter attack to end with a Caballero save.
19th minute: Heads Willian’s corner toward the back post, but Ben Foster leaps backward to make a fantastic fingertip save.
35th minute: Combines with Willian en route to winning a corner.
Halftime: A quiet enough half in terms of danger -- aside from the header -- ends with Pulisic registering 32 touches, 86 percent passes, a tackle, and 5 of 7 duels won.
49th minute: Sees one-touch pass blocked to Deulofeu, but hustles back to win ball back deep in final third.
54th minute: Slips Mount toward the end line but it’s a bit too long and goes out of play. Then takes layoff from Mount which is a step behind him and has the ball taken off him.
55th minute: GOOOOOOAAAL
58th minute: Played down the left side, Pulisic take two touches to get Christian Kabasele to commit before his drive across goal is denied place inside the far post by Foster.
70th minute: Pulisic tricks Daryl Janmaat, and the Dutch fullback is shown a yellow card for his choice.
83rd minute: Watford having pulled a goal back, Pulisic is withdrawn for Callum Hudson-Odoi to decent applause from the visiting fans and a pat on the head from Frank Lampard.
Final stat line: 83 minutes, 1 goal, 66 touches, 85 percent passing, 3 shots on target, 4-for-4 successful dribbles, 8 of 11 duels won, 2 aerials won, 1 tackle, 1 drawn foul. Arguably a MOTM line.