Rhapsody in Blue: Christian Pulisic at Chelsea

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Balerion, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well currently he’s at the Jets game in London


    Apparently despite being from PA he’s a long time Jets fan

     
  2. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No one going to make a bad post about how he should be rehabbing 24/7 instead of at this game?
     
  3. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    Considering the above quote, I hope he only found out about the Jets game AFTER he was injured and unavailable for WCQs.
     
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  4. mace

    mace Member+

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As long as he doesn't sprain his ankle on the steps in the stands I'm good.
     
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  5. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting that Pulisic is a Newcastle Jets fan.... I'm surprised that he even watches A-league, always had him down as more of a Sydney FC or Melbourne Victory fan...
     
  6. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The steps ARE pretty steep in some places at that venue.
     
  7. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Rehab is painful and boring. He needs his time out.
     
  8. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Mass (formerly northern Virginia/Colorado)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Jets? Are you fxxxng kidding me? Some Eagles fans are going to have something to say about that. At least pick a winning team for goodness sakes. I can't recall any central Pa friends or family that like the Jets. Not one.
     
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  9. NorcalHockeyhooligan

    Feb 25, 2012
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is a strange choice for Pulisic, but hey - I know a guy born/raised in San Francisco who roots for the Broncos.
     
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  10. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At least he's a Sixers fan and a Penn State fan...
     
  11. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    As they should!!!
     
  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    He should be doing anything - crack, kissing McKennie's sister, putting out a cigar in someone's eye - instead of being at that game... or having the stupidity to admit to being a Jets fan from Hershey... Go stand on a Grouper, kid...
     
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  13. eliwood

    eliwood Member+

    Jul 25, 2016
    His father is from Long Island so that might be it
     
  14. Dage

    Dage Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 4, 2008
    Berlin
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    It's a brutal competition at Chelsea for the forward positions. With his injury it will be even harder for Pulisic to break into the team.
     
  15. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He has 14 goals and 8 assists in 3,544 league minutes for Chelski. That's a goal contribution every 161 minutes.

    That's not great, but it's not terrible either. I see no reason why he won't be used as a sub in most games and as a starter in some games once he's healthy.

    That is quite comparable to Willian, who played the same position in a similar role, and he never got benched permanently. He had 18 goals and 22 assists in 6,596 minutes, that is a goal contribution every 165 minutes in his last three years --although he had declined.
     
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  16. Dage

    Dage Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 4, 2008
    Berlin
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    To get a better impression about the competition you maybe should rather use the stats from this year. Despite Lukaku and to a lesser extent Mount, nobody can be sure to start. The injury situation surely doesn't help him either. I am curious how the winter transfer window will work out. I can easily see one of Havertz, Zyiech or Pulisic to change clubs.
     
  17. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    No one has a role similar to Pulisic this year. Also, so far, this season, Pulisic has played around 80 minutes. Not enough to make a comparison.

    If we do last season, Puli had 4 goals and 2 assists in 1,735 league minutes. A goal contribution every 289 minutes.

    The guy playing on the left while he was injured was Havertz, but he didn't have a similar role. Kai managed 4 goals and 5 assists in 1,519 league minutes. A goal contribution every 169 minutes.
     
  18. Dage

    Dage Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 4, 2008
    Berlin
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Yep, I know these stats, that's why it's a fierce competition. Not sure, we have divergent opinions?
     
  19. Eldinter

    Eldinter Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There was some discussion that his dad grew up on Long Island. That would make more sense as a family team if true.
     
  20. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I think it's pretty simple. Feed the beast and you will play. Lukaku will score if he gets the ball in the right spot - and/or he will open big lanes when doubled. If you smartly use him to get assists or capitalize on the space, you will get numbers.

    CP has the skillset to do that - so if he executes I'd see him getting time and impacting if/when healthy
     
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  21. RecLeague Super Sub

    Fulham
    United States
    Jun 5, 2019
    Anyone have a photo of him even training with the team? Any updates from Chelsea?
    He has to stay healthy the rest of the season. If he gets another injury, even one that keeps him out just 2 weeks, Chelsea will off load him, and no one could blame them
     
  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    The club released some pix of CP at training over the weekend. He also modeled his new training kit...
    Screen Shot 2021-10-12 at 9.44.24 AM.png upload_2021-10-12_9-43-43.png
     
  23. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  24. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I'm just trying to put numbers out there to calm down all the people expecting him to leave Chelsea ASAP.

    He's not been a bust. He's not been a total success. He's just a decent rotation guy.

    Chelsea is unlikely to sell a decent rotation guy for a big loss. And no one is likely to pay the salary Chelsea is paying him after what he's shown.
     
  25. markandrew78

    markandrew78 Member

    Jun 10, 2007

    There was an update this morning that he was still not practicing today.
     

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