Graham Potter has been in Charge of the blues for six weeks now and there has been a significant change in the way Chelsea plays and certain players look confident under him.
Christian Pulisic was handed his first under Graham Potter against Wolves. The American international showed Potter what he was made of by scoring on the day. He was also a substitute in Chelsea’s goalless draw against Brentford on Wednesday and he was very impressive after coming on.
There have been calls for Christian Pulisic to start against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. The 24-year-old will be hoping to establish himself as one of the regular started for Chelsea under Graham Potter.
What did Christian Pulisic say about Graham Potter after six weeks of working with him?
The American told Chelsea’s official website: “It’s been really positive.
“We’ve seen some good results and some very positive things that we can take forward and continue to push this season.
“Whenever there are adjustments in the game, we just have to give our best in whatever position, whatever formation, and with whatever we’re doing. It’s just about sticking together as a team. That’s our number one message – fighting to win the game together.
“We’re not far off at all. In recent weeks, we’ve made a lot of changes to put ourselves in a good position and the results have started to come with the performances we’ve put in regularly. It’s about being consistent now and continuing that.
“The way we’re moving now, there’s only good things to come so we’ll just continue with this mindset. It’s what this club does well and continues the fight to win trophies. We’re keeping that same mentality.”
On the changes Graham Potter has initiated at Cobham training center, Pulisic added: “The number one thing is we’re training in bigger spaces now, which is a bit more like the game,’ he added. ‘That means some longer runs and that’s the number one thing I’d say I’ve noticed.”
Christian Pulisic also highlighted the impact of the long-term injury of Reece James will have on Chelsea and the England National Team.
He continued: “We never like to see it.
“Reece has been unbelievable with the way he’s been playing recently for club and country. He’s obviously a really close friend of mine so you hate to see him go down but I know that’s not the end of him.
“We all know it. He’s going to continue to fight, get himself ready as soon as he can and when he’s back he’ll be flying again.”
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games under Graham Potter. However, Christian Pulisic expects a tough match and a tense atmosphere when Chelsea faces Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Pulisic explained: ‘It’s never an easy game.
“They have strong players, there’s no doubt about that. They’ve had ups and downs just as we have but whenever we play against them, they’re always at their best and ready to go. We’re expecting a very solid team and a good match.”