USMNT’s Pulisic left out of Chelsea’s squad v. Lille
Okay, USMNT fans, you can start to worry a little now.
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After being an unused sub in four of Chelsea’s last five games, Christian Pulisic has been left out of the Blues’ 18-man matchday squad for the first time since arriving at the Premier League club.
Frank Lampard hasn’t included the U.S. men’s national team playmaker in Chelsea’s squad for their UEFA Champions League clash at Lille on Wednesday.
Pulisic told us at weekend that it was “very frustrating” not playing a single minute across the last three Premier League games and their UCL opener against Valencia.
Lampard has previously said that Pulisic will get “ample opportunities” moving forward, but right now Willian, Pedro, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi are all ahead of him in terms of the wingers at Chelsea’s disposal.
This is a little worrying for Pulisic and USMNT fans, as the last time he played in the PL was against Sheffield United on Aug. 31.
After a good run of matches in August, he assisted in games against Norwich in the PL and Liverpool in the Super Cup final. But since then his lone assist, and minutes, came in the 7-1 win over fourth-tier Grimsby Town in the League Cup.
In that game against Grimsby Pulisic struggled and he now finds himself struggling to get into the matchday squad.