Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic missed a sitter as the Blues played out a 1-1 draw against Leicester City yesterday evening.
The American international pretty much had an open goal to aim at, following a cross from Romelu Lukaku, but he somehow managed to fluff his lines, with a tame shot from his right foot trickling comfortably wide of the far post.
Pulisic’s profligacy in front of goal has become a major bone of contention among supporters on Twitter, with some believing he should be offloaded in the summer:
We really need to loook into selling him this summer
— Richard Clarke (@clarkeyrj) May 20, 2022
Not good enough
— Jack (@PuntingWinners) May 20, 2022
I never really rated him, he talks more than he plays
— michael anakwe (@MAnakwe) May 20, 2022
Pulisic is always like this, honestly, if it’s sold, I’ll be happy.
— HADI 🇩🇪 kurd (@Hadikurdi) May 20, 2022
UCL final, Madrid, Liverpool both finals and this
Our No 10 can’t score tap in 😂
— Lord Mayaki👑🗯 (@EngrMarja) May 20, 2022
I’m tired of pulisic 🤦🏿♂️
— ᒪᗩᗯᖇᗴᑎᑕᗴ ᗩᘜI ♔︎♐ (@lawrenceagi1) May 20, 2022
He can’t be in the starting 11, he can come to help from the bench, he don’t know how to score a goal, that’s a big problem for us
— Dean Grabinsky (@DG24king) May 20, 2022
Pulisic is a good player… but not enough to wear the No 10 at Chelsea
— FUBAR (@pztjolitick) May 20, 2022
Sell pulisic and sign new winger
— Fenthera (@fenthera) May 20, 2022
He offers nothing to this team
— Neithan (@Neithy_Lekson) May 20, 2022
This is not the first time this campaign where Pulisic’s finishing has been called into question. You do expect a lot more from a player who cost £58m.
However, it is symptomatic of a frontline that has been misfiring all season. While manager Thomas Tuchel can be criticised to an extent, in terms of not getting the most out of his attacking talent, this latest miss from Pulisic demonstrates that the Chelsea boss can only do so much.