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USMNT star Christian Pulisic dazzles once again, but Chelsea falls to Liverpool

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Since the Premier League resumed its season last month, few players have been better than Chelsea winger and United States Men's National Team star Christian Pulisic.

On Wednesday, Pulisic put his fine form on display once again, immediately wreaking havoc when he came on for the Blues in the 59th minute.

With Chelsea trailing 4-1 to Premier League Champion Liverpool, Pulisic immediately impacted the scoreline two minutes after his entrance on the pitch. The 21-year-old took a pass on the left-wing, then proceeded to dribble past four Liverpool defenders before assisting Tammy Abraham for Chelsea's second goal.

Just over 10 minutes later, Pulisic found himself with another scoring chance opportunity. After two Liverpool defenders collided with one another, Chelsea found themselves on the attack with a man advantage.

The American took a cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi, perfectly played it to his right foot and fired a strike past Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson to trim the lead to 4-3 in the 73rd minute.

However, any chance Chelsea had of evening the scoreline and earn the point they needed to clinch a Champions League spot vanished when Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored in the 87th minute to seal Liverpool's victory.

After the match, Pulisic said that he felt the momentum was on Chelsea's side late in the second half before Liverpool netted the game-sealing goal late.

“We were very close, we got it within one goal and the momentum was really changing,” Pulisic said, to Sky Sports, via NBC Sports' Pro Soccer Talk. “I thought we had them but obviously it is just that one counter-attack and it changed real quick. We weren’t quite there."

 

With one game remaining, Chelsea can clinch a top-four Premier League finish and a spot in next season's Champions League on Sunday with a victory over Wolves.

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