In the months before the 2019-2020 season began, if you had asked anyone associated with Chelsea Football Club what their expectations of American winger Christian Pulisic were, they might have given a tempered response. It’s best to be patient, he’s still young, we can’t expect him to replace Eden Hazard and so forth. And, while they were right, what he’s accomplished in the first half of this season has been nothing short of stellar.
It’s no secret that fans in his home country see him as the future of the U.S. Men’s National Team, and his performances for them only reinforce the hype surrounding his meteoric rise. He holds several “youngest player” records, but the one that stands out the most is his American-record transfer fee of $73 million to English powerhouse Chelsea FC. His performances of late only justify the amount that the west London club paid Borussia Dortmund for his services and why they were willing to wait almost eight months to see him actually don the royal blue jersey that has been worn by club legends like Didier Drogba, John Terry and manager Frank Lampard.