Rhapsody in Blue: Christian Pulisic at Chelsea

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  1. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    Did Pulisic really have better xGI/90 numbers than Hazard last season? Was that counting only league matches, or ALL matches including National team games?
     
  2. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    Ozil and Fabregas did fine with slight frames

    Mata and Cazorla too
     
  3. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    The ways these EPL defenders run at you, Pulisic needs to learn to stay on his feet.
     
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  4. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Dortmund was so poor at finishing Pulisic-created chances at times, some people thought it was a conspiracy and not merely the intersection of randomness and mediocre finishing ability.

    He created a lot of chances. If he can replicate that at Chelsea, and if the finishing is better, he’ll become extremely popular quite soon. But that’s a big ask.
     
  5. Sizmik

    Sizmik Member+

    Dec 21, 2011
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don’t ever not be yourself
     
  6. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    You can be slight but strong.
     
  7. MPNumber9

    MPNumber9 Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm assuming Pulisic will, too. Why are people assuming that because he's a 10, he must be a CAM? Hazard played on the left. Messi plays on the left. Mbappe plays on the left etc. The "CAM" 10 is kind of a relic, really.

    I think CP will do well in this league; it's going to be a blast to watch him, frankly.
     
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  8. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Puli on the bench vs Kawasaki Frontale. Wearing number...........24.
     
  9. adi21

    adi21 Member

    United States
    Mar 17, 2001
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its tied 0-0 at half time .
     
  10. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Pulisic subbed in for Mount at 65’. Games ends Kawasaki 1 - 0 Chelski.
     
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  11. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Puli came in @ 65', the Japanese club scored @ 86'. Comments on The Shed End are that he was "lively" although not exactly sharp, very active with plenty of touches. Drinkwater, Batshuayi, Kenedy not up to the job, Barkely did well. This from the fans' comments since I had no way to watch this one.
     
  12. markandrew78

    markandrew78 Member

    Jun 10, 2007

    He was lively and one of the better players during the 2nd half. He earned about 3-4 corners.
     
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  13. honest trade

    honest trade Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Saw bits and pieces as I was getting ready for work. Between the white jerseys, the new team and crappy stream on my cell I was having a hard time picking him out. The Japanese team had the better of the run of play and deserved their goal, while Chelsea didn't create many chances. Chelsea looked like it was a preseason game while the Japanese club looked in good form and cared a lot more about the outcome. Pulisic was on the left but playing more in the middle as opposed to on the touch line. From what I saw he looked OK, created a couple nice opportunities but took a few touches too many. One was a touch and spin toward the touchline to blow by the first defender as we saw a few times this summer, but then he dribbled into a group of defenders and lost the ball. The other was a nice run off of Giroud at the top of the box but ran out of space at the end line and his cross went out for a corner (which he took but played in too low and easily cleared).
     
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  14. KicksNgiggles

    KicksNgiggles Member

    Aug 18, 2016
    BHM
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :sick: Ew
     
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  15. honest trade

    honest trade Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    Los Angeles
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just found this:

     
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  16. SpencerNY

    SpencerNY Member+

    Dec 1, 2001
    Up in the skyway
    Is that a kit they will wear during the regular season? Classy as hell.
     
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  17. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  18. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who's going to be the uber hipster fan boy and get the CP24 jersey just to say, when he changes his number to something more relevant, 'I was there back when, man. I was in Japan watching him play, man, you're just a poseur.'
     
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  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
  20. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, he'll just raise the same questions every other player who plays in both leagues raise:
    1. Maybe his style fits one league more
    2. He's still developing, so his performance this season can't be compared to last season in isolation
    3. He is now squarely in his team's plans as opposed to on his way out.
    4. etc.
     
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  21. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Well obviously but he spent several seasons for Dortmund so it still works as a comparison.
     
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  22. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
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    Not really. He had a debut season in the ruckrunde. Next season coach got fired and he was used at whatever empty hole the coach had in the lineup on the RB and did lots of tracking and defensive work, not his forte. And then he was on the way out.
     
  23. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yo that would be a dope Nats home kit.
     
  24. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Adams does a fine job when on his game.
     
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