Chelsea undergo damage blow as Christian Pulisic pulls up in Burnley warm-up forcing last-minute Timo Werner choice

Chelsea shall be sweating on the health of Christian Pulisic because the American was pressured out of the Burnley conflict on the final minute.

Having not too long ago returned from a long-term damage, Pulisic was named within the beginning XI at Turf Moor for Saturday’s Premier League conflict for simply the second time this season.

Pulisic was supposed to begin

Nonetheless, the 22-year-old pulled up, forcing Timo Werner to come back into the facet moments earlier than kick-off, when the German was speculated to be getting a much-needed relaxation on the bench.

Pulisic was in all probability the primary title on the workforce sheet for this fixture following his heroics at Turf Moor final 12 months.

The winger grabbed his first Chelsea hat-trick within the Blues’ 4-2 victory in 2019 – and went on to develop into one of many membership’s standout gamers of the marketing campaign.

Pulisic acquired injured whereas warming up
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He not too long ago notched his first strike of the present marketing campaign throughout the journey to Russia as Chelsea beat Krasnodar 4-Zero within the Champions League on Wednesday night time.

Werner was additionally on the rating sheet, although, and Frank Lampard shall be relieved to have such a succesful alternative within the 24-year-old.