There’s no sign of Christian Pulisic in Chelsea training ahead of their Carabao Cup clash with Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
Pulisic, a tremendously talented player, is one Chelsea fans should be thankful to have on their books. However, Pulisic seems to be incapable of staying fit for any sustained time.
The COVID-19 international break saw the winger sidelined. He was able to return to action with the USA after injuring his ankle during a match with Honduras.
Pulisic could have used a chance to practice in a Chelsea shirt during the Carabao Cup clash with Aston Villa.
As quoted by the London Evening Standard, Thomas Tuchel revealed in his Monday press conference that there was still a chance, albeit a small one, that Pulisic could make it.
“He’s not in training so far but let’s see tomorrow. Maybe if he had a good progression today … it’s possible. It would be super nice for us to have him but for me it’s a bit doubtful.”
Chelsea have now uploaded a full gallery of training snaps on Tuesday’s session on their official website, chelseafc.com. Pulisic can’t be seen in any photos.
Pulisic seems to have missed this game, and will want to make sure he is ready to play when he returns.
Tuchel will be disappointed not to have Pulisic for Wednesday’s game, but the overall context of his injuries must have been frustrating him for some time now.
There is a potentially world-class player inside the 23-year-old, it’s just a shame that it’s enclosed in a shell that can’t sustain the battering it’s given.