Chelsea defender Emerson comments on Christian Pulisic in training

Chelsea's Brazilian defender Emerson Palmieri (R) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and...

Christian Pulisic has struggled to make an impact at Chelsea since joining so far.

NGolo Kante of Chelsea and Emerson of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Chelsea defender Emerson has told Bleacher Report that Christian Pulisic has shown enough in training to suggest he can make a success of his time at Stamford Bridge.

Pulisic has struggled badly since moving to Chelsea, and has recently fallen down the pecking order.

There are some concerns beginning to emerge that Pulisic won’t be able to make the impact at Chelsea that many were hoping this season.

But Emerson says that Pulisic, who often plays just in front of him in Chelsea training, actually looks very good and he has noticed his ability to use both feet equally well.


"Pulisic is a quiet guy," the £17 million defender (BBC Sport) said. "I think that is normal since he just got to the club and I believe that he is going to be more open with some time.

“He shows a lot of good technique—I see him play before and during training sessions and he has been showing that he is able to use both feet and he is very fast dribbling in short spaces.

"He is young but has a big responsibility. You see that, in the game, he always tries his best. Because he plays close to me, he has been trying to help me in defence, and I think that he has been showing a very good level.”

Christian Pulisic of USA in action during the International Friendly match between Italy and the United States of America at Cristal Arena on November 20, 2018 in Genk, Belgium.

Pulisic has only featured in one of Chelsea’s last four games, and his confidence may have been knocked by his recent struggles.

Unfortunately for the American the latest international break didn’t go to plan for him either.

Pulisic was subbed off by the USA in their match against Canada, which they unexpectedly lost 2-0.

The winger’s performance in the contest was poor, and it seems likely that he will be a back-up option again for Chelsea at the weekend, rather than a starter.

The Blues are next in action against Newcastle United at the weekend, in a game which they are expected to take three points from.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch