Pulisic Bids Farewell to Chelsea After 4 Years at the Club

Pulisic expresses gratitude to Chelsea fans with a heartfelt goodbye on social media

Friday, 14 July 2023 at 01:00, UK

Pulisic clapping hands in the Chelsea 2022/2023 Home Jersey

Christian Pulisic has posted a goodbye to Chelsea on his Instagram account saying "I want to thank all my teammates, coaches , fans and everyone behind the scenes that made these last few years at Chelsea so special. Lifting this trophy at the end of that wonderful champions league run will stick with me forever. Thank you for the memories 💙"

While Pulisic's departure may not be as controversial as that of Mason Mount and Kai Havertz, who chose to join English rivals Manchester United and Arsenal respectively, Pulisic made a significant impact during his tenure at Chelsea. Despite occasional inconsistencies, he provided Chelsea fans with unforgettable moments, including a remarkable hat-trick against Burnley in the Premier League and a crucial goal in the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, ultimately leading to Chelsea's triumph in the competition.

Pulisic's form following the resumption of the season after the Covid-19 pandemic break in 2020 was particularly remarkable. During that period, he emerged as one of Chelsea's standout players, delivering outstanding performances. Memorable moments from this time include his breathtaking goal against Manchester City, where he left Fernandinho behind to give Chelsea the lead. Pulisic's contributions were recognized when Chelsea awarded him the prestigious number 10 jersey for the following season, in recognition of his instrumental role in securing Champions League qualification and setting the stage for Chelsea's victory in the 2020/2021 season.

Upon joining Chelsea from Dortmund for an estimated fee of 58 million pounds, Pulisic faced skepticism, with some questioning whether his signing was purely commercial or due to his American nationality. However, Pulisic swiftly proved his worth on the field, disproving any doubts. Despite facing injury setbacks and occasional inconsistencies, Pulisic showcased his talent and made valuable contributions to the team.

Below are the most memorable moments of Pulisic in a Chelsea shirt

  • Perfect hat-trick in a 4-2 victory away at Burnley, followed by goals in the next two matches, resulting in a remarkable five goals in three matches.
  • Assisting Michy Batshuayi in a 1-0 away win against Ajax.
  • Scoring his first Champions League goal in a 2-2 draw against Valencia.
  • Exhibiting exceptional form after the COVID-19 lockdown, with stunning goals against Liverpool, Manchester City, and an impressive performance in the FA Cup final against Arsenal, contributing to over 20 goals throughout the season.
  • Wearing the number 10 shirt for Chelsea which he inherited from Willian.
  • Becoming the fastest American player to reach 10 Premier League goals.
  • Making two significant contributions in the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid (1 goal, 1 assist).
  • Becoming the first American player to feature in a Champions League final.
  • Earning the endearing nickname "Captain America" from Chelsea fans.

Christian Pulisic's time at Chelsea will be remembered for these remarkable achievements and the impact he made during his four-year tenure at the club.

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