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Pulisic Watch: USMNT star returns from injury, subs in for Chelsea

Christian Pulisic

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Christian Pulisic of Chelsea is closed down by Serge Aurier and Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on November 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Childs - Pool/Getty Images)

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Christian Pulisic returned to the pitch for the first time since October when he subbed into Chelsea’s match with Tottenham on Sunday.

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The now-bearded 22-year-old ended his second injury absence of this season with an 74th minute entry into a scoreless contest.

Pulisic hadn’t played since an Oct. 28 match at Krasnodar in the Champions League. The Blues face Sevilla in a probable group-decider at 3pm ET Wednesday.

Here’s how his day went at Stamford Bridge:

73' -- Pulisic enters the fray at left wing for Timo Werner.

84' -- After getting just three touches and completing two-of-two passes in the first 10 minute of his shift, Pulisic gets the ball on the left of the 18. He drives toward the end line and freezes his defender with a cut, but his cross is blocked.

87' -- The American races well beyond the back post to nod a Reece James cross back into the action, but Spurs handle it.

Final stats: 0/1 duels, 0/1 long balls, 4/8 passes, 10 touches, but the most important number Is 16 minutes. Hopefully he’s back alongside Timo Werner, not subbing in for the German.

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