Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic could follow in the footsteps of Romelu Lukaku, Mohamed Salah and Kevin de Bruyne by walking away from the club. Pulisic arrived from Borussia Dortmund just last summer as the man that could replace Eden Hazard, but despite some decent performances, he has not really made the impact that many had hoped, mainly down to his injuries.
There are many Chelsea fans out there that firmly believe he will go on to be a real star for the club, but there are also many out there that believe he will not reach the levels that got him that move to Chelsea. Lukaku, Salah and De Bruyne all left the club at an early age to get first-team football before becoming top players, and the ex-America striker hinted Pulisic could be next player to walk out of Chelsea in search of regular football.
Speaking on ESPN FC, Herculez Gomez said: “This is just life at a big club.
“Just to throw out some names you’ve got Lukaku, Salah, Kevin de Bruyne, Higuain, they’ve all made some sort of stop at Chelsea and then you’re gone. “If you can’t produce in that half-season or whatever they give you, that’s it and it’s on to the next. That’s life at a big club.
“If I’m Christian Pulisic, I’d never get comfortable, I have to fight for everything.” However, ex-Chelsea player Craig Burley insisted that Pulisic will be a big part of Frank Lampard’s plans for next season.
He added: “I think they like him a lot and have seen glimpses “But ultimately they want to see him over a full season. “Frank Lampard didn’t pay a lot of money for him, it was the board who paid a lot of money for him. Lampard just inherited him.
“I think Lampard gave him ample opportunities after a slow start, and I think he saw glimpses of what Pulisic can do. “I think Pulisic will play a big part next season, but he’ll have competition for places.” It may happen in the coming seasons if Pulisic is not enjoying himself at the club, but all indications have revealed that he is happy with life in London and is looking forward to getting back playing.