Watch Now:
Champions League Coverage
(16:56)

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard revealed Friday that that U.S. soccer star Christian Pulisic would be out six weeks due to a hamstring strain he suffered in last week’s FA Cup final. The club initially needed a scan to determine the extent of the injury, and we now know that the damage will possibly carry over into the start of the 2020-21 Premier League season, which begins Sept. 12.

Pulisic is one of many Chelsea players who will miss Saturday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, along with Cesar Azpilicueta, who is out for three weeks, and Pedro, who also has a six-week injury. 

Pulisic, a Pennsylvania native, was injured in the second half of the FA Cup final as Chelsea lost to Arsenal. He scored five minutes into the game, but was taken off early in the second half. The injury ended a phenomenal run for the 21-year-old, who was dominant for the Blues since Premier League play resumed in June.

Pulisic got the start in the final and scored on his first chance on goal during the match. He made some history with the goal, becoming the first U.S. men’s international to score in an FA Cup final.

Pulisic ended his 2019-20 season, his first with Chelsea, with 11 goals and six assists in all competitions. The Blues play Bayern Munich on Saturday in the Champions League and need to overcome a three-goal deficit in order to keep their season alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here