Christian Pulisic makes ‘fresh start’ statement amid Chelsea’s appointment of Graham Potter

Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has opened up on his Chelsea situation and his hope for life under Graham Potter.

Chelsea star Christian Pulisic is looking forward to a fresh start at Chelsea.

It has been a difficult couple of years for the American at Stamford Bridge, despite initially bursting onto the scene following his arrival in 2019.

The winger has racked up plenty of appearances for the Blues, averaging around 25 per season in the Premier League alone, but he has only started 51 of the 91 times he has played for Chelsea in the league.

And that’s largely down to the way he was seen by Thomas Tuchel, with the German not trusting the American wideman.

Tuchel would regularly select the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and others ahead of Pulisic, and his omission from the starting lineup has regularly grabbed headlines.

Pulisic was a big-money signing for Chelsea in 2019, arriving for just under £60million, and still only 24, he is expected to reach his full potential again at Stamford Bridge, having shown plenty of promise.

But he needs to be trusted, and like any wide player, he needs to be given the chance to build up confidence in his bid to reach his best form.

And that’s something Pulisic feels he may now be able to get under a new manager, with Graham Potter coming in to replace Tuchel following the German’s sacking.

“I’m feeling good going back, honestly. I have a fresh start now, and I’m excited to play for the new manager,” the winger told ESPN.

Christian Pulisic of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on September 03, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

“So really just looking forward to it. I just have to prove myself, as everyone does, and as I’ve done before.”

Pulisic has scored 19 times for Chelsea in his 91 Premier League appearances, but no season has been as good as his first, when he netted nine times.

He will be looking to get back to that kind of form, and following the signing of Raheem Sterling this summer, he will need to in order to win back a place in the Blues starting XI.