Christian Pulisic is yet to establish himself as a regular starter for Chelsea since his £50 million move from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea three years ago.
The injury seems to have marred his progress at Chelsea with the American international spending more time nursing his injury. Even fit, Pulisic has found himself on the bench.
His best moment for Chelsea came in 2021 under Thomas Tuchel when Chelsea won their second Champions League. There were rumors linking the Chelsea winger to Newcastle United and Juventus early in the summer.
Pulisic seems to enjoy his football at moment under Graham Potter, after starting twice in Chelsea’s last six matches and scoring a goal in the process.
However, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has urged the 24-year-old to follow the example of former Chelsea player Timo Werner and leave the club for a less competitive club.
What did Jamie Carragher say?
Asked if Christian Pulisic’s example of Timo Werner and move to a “smaller club”, Jamie Gallagher said on CBS Sports: “One hundred percent.
“A lot of footballers are different, I do scratch my head when I see certain players at clubs for a long time and they never really get into the team.
“And that’s why I think Thierry [Henry] is saying he respects Timo Werner. Rather than just sitting on the bench another year or two he’s gone back to somewhere where he’s going to play week in, week out.
“And I just think Pulisic is sort of at that stage now where there’s been a few managerial changes. It looks like he’s getting more of a chance with Potter, but not just him, I think Graham Potter is a manager who changes it every game so everyone is getting a chance.
“So he may feel like he’s getting more of an opportunity to prove to the manager he can be in that recognized 11.
“But he’s been there a few years now, it hasn’t quite happened for him for whatever reason, and maybe Dortmund is a level down from Chelsea who are a team who are trying to win the Champions League – we know Pulisic was part of that win.
“But eventually you have to make that decision. I don’t think you can continue to be in that position that he’s been in for the last two or three years.”
Quizzed if Christian could win his spot in the Chelsea starting eleven under Graham Potter, Jamie Callagher added: “I’ve never questioned Pulisic’s actual ability, some of the things I’ve seen him do, some of the goals I’ve seen him score.
“But it’s consistency and injuries. He’ll get a run in the team then get injured and it gives someone else an opportunity. He never seems to get a [long] run in the team and I think it will be difficult for him [under Potter].
“Maybe his time has come and gone. But we’re in the early stages of Graham Potter so who knows? Fingers crossed he can.”