Padraig Whelan

Confident Christian Pulisic backing himself to be a big hit at Chelsea

Chelsea youngster Christian Pulisic is certainly not a player who is lacking in confidence.

As a teenager, he was starring in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and at international level with the USA.

At just 20, the Blues splashed the cash on him, viewing him as the likely long-term replacement to Eden Hazard.

For his own part, Pulisic does believe he has the tools to succeed in doing that at Stamford Bridge.

“It is going to be a huge change but I’m super excited for this new challenge,” he said in an interview with Gaffer.

“I know it will be tough but it’s going to be a lot of fun. I have a lot of speed and creativity that I can bring to the game.

“My quickness and different attacking abilities are something that can really help the team.

“I think I have some tools that will help me do really well in this league so I just can’t wait to get going.”

Having been part of the USA squad for their ill-fated Gold Cup campaign, Pulisic has already returned to pre-season training.