Reece James will finish the season as Chelsea’s top scorer, according to Christian Pulisic.


Christian Pulisic believes Reece James will be Chelsea’s top scorer at the end of the season.

Reece James of Chelsea and England has already scored more goals than anyone else at the club this season, and Christian Pulisic says it wouldn’t surprise him if that trend continues.

Christian Pulisic believes Reece James will finish the season as Chelsea’s top scorer.

In Tuesday night’s 4-0 Champions League thrashing of Juventus, the red-hot England right back made it five goals for the season.

So he’s already scored more goals than anyone else at Stamford Bridge, and teammate Pulisic gave an emphatic yes when asked if he can keep it up.

“Honestly, the way he’s playing right now and striking the ball, I wouldn’t be surprised!” the American star said.

“We’re all blown away.

He has a unique ability on the field.

He has a wide range of abilities and can assist the team in a variety of ways.

For him, anything is possible.”

When Romelu Lukaku returns from injury, he’ll have something to say about leading the Chelsea goal scoring charts.

But for the time being, James is the man to beat, with the Belgium international and Kai Havertz now tied for second place in all competitions with four goals each.

Pulisic, who has recently returned from injury, believes Thomas Tuchel’s 3-4-2-1 formation has aided James’ goal scoring by allowing him to bomb forward.

“That’s what our system is great for – it allows him to attack a lot,” he explained.

He was particularly impressive against Juventus, and you could see how much he contributed to our offensive success.”

With the win, Chelsea clinched their place in the knockout stages and are now the clear favorites to advance to the last 16 as group winners.

The focus now shifts to Manchester United this weekend, where Pulisic hopes to play a role after finally overcoming his injury problems.

He started the season with the team, but a case of Covid and an injury while on international duty have severely limited his playing time since then.

“I’m feeling fantastic,” Pulisic said.

My body is feeling much better, and with more time on the pitch and starting to gain fitness, I’m getting even better.

“To be honest, it was a difficult injury to deal with.”

I thought I might be able to return at times, but I was still in too much pain.

I’m in a lot better shape now.”

United are hoping for a new manager bounce after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, similar to what Chelsea experienced when they hired Jose Mourinho.

The news is summarized by Brinkwire.


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