10 Nov ‘We want to be up ‘ – Pulisic eyeing Premier League summit following Chelsea’s win over Crystal Palace
The United States striker voiced his pleasure after a fantastic outcome which saw the Blues rise to second in the English top-flight
Christian Pulisic insists Chelsea will continue trying to achieve at the very top of the Premier League after securing a sixth consecutive win at home to Crystal Palace.
The Blues ran out 2-0 winners from their London rivals at Stamford Bridge on Saturday day, moving forward of Manchester City and to second position in the procedure.
Neither side may get an opening goal in the first half, but Tammy Abraham broke the deadlock shortly after the period, making a neat conclusion after being played through by Willian.
Pulisic’s 79th-minute header guaranteed Chelsea picked up the following significant 3 points before the global break, with a massive struggle against City up following on November 23.
The United States of America celebrity asserts the Blues will try to chase down Premier League leaders Liverpool after going to within five points of this summit.
Pulisic told me post-match:”I simply got in the box and fortunately the ball just bounced directly to me and helped us a whole lot, but I believe we deserved it in the long run. We had a whole lot of opportunities and we should have scored [more] but it was a fantastic result in the long run.
“The first half, we were restraining but we simply could not get the objective. We only stuck with it eventually Tammy got another one and in the long run, it was a fantastic outcome.
“Not bad at all [being second in the Premier League]. We wish to be right up there in the top so we will just keep going.”
Abraham notched his tenth goal of the season from the Eagles, which places him level with Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy from the race to the Golden Boot.
The 22-year old is pleased to maintain defying critics who indicated that he would not have the ability to shoulder Chelsea’s most important goalscoring weight after returning into the Bridge by a loan spell at Aston Villa summer time.
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“It was not our very best game today, it is possible to see that”, said Abraham. “The main thing was that we have the 3 points. In half-time the supervisor said we will need to remain focused as the possibilities will come and we came out at the second half better and have the 2 goals.
“Crystal Palace are a fantastic side. They defend well as a team and at the first half, they defeated that our style of play. Second half we thought and we did not change our style of playwe only wanted to play assaulting football and we all obtained the 2 goals.
“The No.9’s who’ve been in Chelsea have been world class strikers and it turned out to be a large undertaking for me to shoot on however I was prepared, I felt prepared in myself and I am wearing it and I am pleased to be the No.9.”