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Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic has revealed what he believes to be his “best position” on the pitch.
The American international, who joined the Blues from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, has featured in various attacking roles for the English side.
Those roles have included attacking midfield, right-wing, left-wing and centre-forward among others, with Pulisic stating that he has proven himself in such positions.
Chelsea attacker reveals ‘best position’
“I think I’ve demonstrated qualities in a few different attacking positions; I feel like my best position on the field is something like being in behind a striker, potentially off of the left side, but having a bit of freedom to manoeuvre, understanding where I need to be to create and help my team score goals,’ Pulisic told the official Chelsea website.
“I definitely feel stronger when I can come in inside onto my right foot. And dribbling or running in behind is another strength of mine. So yeah: that area underneath the striker, potentially from the left side is my best position.”
Pulisic buzzing to be back from injury
Pulisic certainly has plenty of talent, but the American has not been able to showcase that fully amid various injuries during his time in west London.
Having featured heavily for Chelsea at the beginning of the current campaign, the attacker has missed the last two months with a knee injury, sustaining the issue in the club’s second league match of 2023 against Manchester City.
But he is now back on the pitch, playing a total of 79 minutes across Chelsea’s last two league matches against Leicester and Everton.
Speaking of his spell on the sidelines, Pulisic said: “This injury has taught me a lot, and not just this one. I think some of my best moments have been just after coming back from a long-term injury and you know there will always be the people that say, he’s injured all the time. The last year or so I’ve been extremely healthy. I’ve been extremely available.
“I haven’t just had these little injuries here and there where I’ve been out for a week, or this and that. I’ve been unfortunate to have a couple of serious injuries and it’s unfortunately part of the sport, but I’m doing everything I can to avoid injury and be available as much as I can.”
Chelsea future for Pulisic?
While the forward is delighted to be back playing following his latest injury, his name continues to be discussed heavily when it comes to potential exits this summer.
Chelsea have spent huge amounts of money in recent transfer windows, bringing in the likes of Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for a British-record £106.8m.
The long list of incomings could impact Pulisic in two major ways, both of which may result in his exit from Stamford Bridge.
Firstly, the new faces in Graham Potter’s squad mean the manager will need to let go of some older faces in order to create a balanced outfit.
Secondly, and relating to Pulisic more directly, Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke have joined from Shakhtar Donetsk and PSV Eindhoven respectively.
Both are attacking players and can operate in very similar roles to Pulisic, meaning he has a battle on his hands to retain his place among Chelsea’s forwards.
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