Rhapsody in Blue: Christian Pulisic at Chelsea

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  1. AngelaMerkin

    AngelaMerkin Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Okay, who wants to tell him...
     
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  2. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Puli must be one of the most expensive benchers ever sold.

    From being used sparingly by BvB to becoming the nucleus of Chelski attack is a big one. He succeeds in the EPL, it becomes a solid argument for those who say the BuLi is not that far behind.
     
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  3. Beastmode21

    Beastmode21 Member+

    United States
    Jan 19, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh goodness, for the last time, he was, at no point, a “bencher.” He had injuries over half the year. When he was healthy he started more often than not. He started 24 and subbed on 15. That is not a bencher. Even with the injuries he had his best season to date last campaign.
     
  4. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Oh for crying out loud, in a season with over 3,000' to play, playing under 1,000' is being a bencher, whether injured or not. Also, missing 10 games due to injury is very common for a player.

    Nothing wrong with being a bencher, specially due to circumstances out of your control. But he is indeed a possible record holder in what respects paying for a guy who played under 1/3rd of all the available minutes in his season.
     
  5. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Another way to look at it:

    Of the 34 matches he was available for, across all competitions, he was an unused sub for four.
     
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  6. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    This is far from being accurate.

    He sat on the bench not because he lacks talents, but because he was injured and his foolish coach prefers a lesser quality in Larsen. And how many teams in the world has a young and "on fire" Sancho?
     
  7. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    By your logic, it's insane that Barca wanted to trade 2 world class players +90M for a bencher in Neymar.
     
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  8. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    It is, and people who know much more about the sport than me agree on it.
     
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  9. Kevino

    Kevino Member

    United States
    Jul 3, 2018
    Pulisic, Luiz and Lampard were at a Nike event today. Looks like Pulisic was wearing a bandage on his leg.
     

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  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    What's a Yank doing amid world-class and former world-class players? :cautious:
     
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  11. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From looking at the picture, maybe selling tires???
     
  12. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What are two has-beens doing next to a up-and-coming superstar??
     
  13. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    I highly doubt these people's soccer knowledge if they consider Neymar a "bencher".
     
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  14. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

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    IMHO, he should not be a "bencher" simply because he should not be hired. He is a stain on the game regardless of his skills.
     
  15. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
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    If Lampard persists with a 4-2-3-1 it could suit Pulisic more than any of Chelsea's other wide players.

    Based on the evidence of last season, it's miles behind.
     
  16. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    press stories indicate Willian will assume Hazard's # 10 jersey and if so that opens up Willian's #22 for Pulisic. That would be good all around. CP does not need that added pressure of wearing the #10.
     
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  17. Sizmik

    Sizmik Member+

    Dec 21, 2011
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i personally think he likes the pressure
     
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  18. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You may be right.

     
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  19. HScoach13

    HScoach13 Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Will tomorrow's game be televised?
     
  20. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounds like something I would do.

    Except the buying a Chelsea kit part.
     
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  21. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
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    SV Werder Bremen
    I have his Dortmund jersey from 2015/2016. So, that's pretty good "I was there back when man" street cred.
     
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  22. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ESPN2 live - 0630 ET ... - 0330 PT ...
     
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  23. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Most Chelsea journalists predicting he starts.
     
  24. USA-Zebuel

    USA-Zebuel Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    Club:
    Colón de Santa Fe
    Pssshhhh. I don’t even have a jersey which is clearly from his pre-contract days. You guys with jerseys are so late to the hipster game it makes me feel sorry for you.

    I am just going to single gear bike ride to the local community garden and drink some Yerba mate with some homeless people.
     
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  25. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
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    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea, but what kind of gourd are you rocking, bro?
     
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