Christian Pulisic’s second-half goal helped drive Chelsea to a 2-1 comeback win over Aston Villa as the American substitute delivered at Villa Park.
Pulisic entered in the 55th minute for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, scoring the equalizer within five minutes as part of a solid day.
“I’m really glad that I could come in and help the team in any way I could. Luckily today it was with a goal,” Pulisic said. “I don’t think I hit it perfect with my left. Luckily I got enough on it just to steer it on target.”
Pulisic had a key pass and was 3-for-3 on long passes while scoring with his only shot on target. He had two shots blocked off a designed corner kick, registered a clearance and made one tackle.
Pulisic was also asked about Chelsea’s foundation for the future.
The Blues have added elite attackers Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, adding competition on the wings and giving the side a center forward with eye-popping credentials.
“We already have a very strong team and very good players,” Pulisic said. “To add guys like that is incredible so we’re focused on this season for now but very excited for what’s to come.”