With Chelsea banned from recruiting by FIFA, everyone though that Christian Pusilic would have a full season with the blues. But he is not playing since 3 games? A good opportunity to loan?
A blow. On February 22, FIFA announced that Chelsa would be banned from recruiting for the next two transfer windows for failing to comply with the rules regarding transfers of underaged players. Despite the Blues appeal, FIFA confirmed this decision last May. The residents of Stamford Brigde, who lost Eden Hazard this summer, have had to do with a younger roster, and their many loaned players. Among them, US prodigy Christian Pulisic, bought last January (before the sanctions) , for close to $70 million from Borussia Dortmund.
“Christian will have to wait” – Lampard
But the big transfer did not translate on the field. Since the beginning of the season, Pulisic has appeared 5 times in blue jersey Chelsea (0 goals, 2 assists). He played the Community Shield against Liverpool in August (2-1 loss). In Premier League, he came into play 33 minutes in the first day against Manchester United (4-0, loss), followed by 3 games as a starter. (Leicester City, 70 minutes), Norwich (83 minutes) and Sheffield United (90 minutes). Since then, nothing except one international game (USA vs Mexico) on September.
But in the last three outings of Chelsea, Pulisic did not come into play and stayed on the bench. He did not take part in the UEFA Champions League match against Valencia. Same in Premier League, against Wolverhampton and Liverpool. A decision assumed by his coach, Frank Lampard: “I have a team to choose from, I decided to play with Mason (Mount) today because we needed to be solid in the middle. These are my choices. Christian is also a young player. His luck will come. There are many good players on the bench.”
With Chelsea blocked by the financial fair-play, would you like to see Pusilic joining Inter Miami CF as a loan?