The Premier League is back, and so is Christian Pulisic.
The United States Men's National Team star subbed on for Chelsea in the 54th minute of Sunday's Premier League clash versus Aston Villa, and it didn't take long for the winger to make an impact.
In the 60th minute, Pulisic was on the receiving end of a cross from Blues defender Cesar Azpilicueta, and the American finished with a calm far-post volley past Aston Villa keeper Ørjan Nyland for the equalizer.
The goal was Pulisic's seventh goal in 24 appearances since arriving at Chelsea from German side Borussia Dortmund this past summer.
Pulisic had previously been sidelined since January 1 with an adductor injury but was close to returning before the season was paused in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League's resumption gives the American star a chance to rewrite the narrative on an otherwise incomplete first season with the Blues.
Two minutes after Pulisic found the back of the net, Chelsea would score once again on this strike by French forward Olivier Giroud.
Giroud's goal would prove to be the difference, as Chelsea would hold on to a 2-1 road victory in their first league game in over 100 days.
After Sunday's result, Chelsea currently sits comfortably in fourth place, leading fifth-place Manchester City by five points with just eight league matches to go. The Blues are just three points behind third-place Leicester City following Sunday's victory over Aston Villa.
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