Christian Pulisic quits with an injury forcing Thomas Tuchel to change his plans for the second half
Christian Pulisic stops injuring the FIRST CONE after warming up for Chelsea, forcing him to miss the second half of their hamstring defeat to West Brom (and Thomas Tuchel unimpressed)
- Christian Pulisic scored in the first half but Chelsea were 2-1 behind West Brom
- Timo Werner would be replaced by Mason Mount for the second half
- Thomas Tuchel was forced to change his plans and defeat Pulisic instead
- The American immediately stopped with an injury when he ran onto the field
- Tuchel told one of his staff in the back room to get Werner out of the locker room
Thomas Tuchel was forced to make a last-minute change for Chelsea’s second half against West Brom, as Christian Pulisic immediately retired with an injury as he walked onto the pitch.
The German manager suffered his first Premier League defeat to the Blues, who were left stunned after a 5-2 defeat to West Brom.
Trailing Chelsea 2-1 at half time, Tuchel planned to replace Timo Werner with Mason Mount.
Chelsea had planned to take out Timo Werner at half time until Christian Pulisic retired with an injury
Pulisic stumbled back to inform his manager Thomas Tuchel, who was visibly unhappy
Pulisic went back to the bench when Tuchel informed Werner for the second half
However, when Pulisic came out for the warm-up in the second half, he stopped after 10 meters and was unable to run past the first goal.
He immediately felt his hamstring and limped back to Tuchel and told his manager about the problem.
A visibly unfortunate Tuchel had to change his plans and ordered one of his backroom staff to get Werner out of the locker room for the second half.
During his post-game press conference, Tuchel confirmed that Pulisic had adjusted his hamstring and therefore did not play in the second half.
It was another setback for Chelsea in a game that started so well when they took the lead through Pulisic after 27 minutes.
Barely two minutes after they took the lead, Thiago Silva was sent off for the Blues and then things went downhill.
Chelsea fell to a stunning 5-2 defeat, despite the Pulisic lead in the first half
Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson both scored bracket, while Mbaye Diangne also made it onto the score sheet as the Baggies put a dent in Chelsea’s top-four expectations.
Pulisic arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2019, but has suffered a number of injuries since coming over from Borussia Dortmund.
This season, he started 11 of 21 Premier League appearances, scoring twice and providing one assist.
Werner was supposed to be on the bench in the second half, but Pulisic’s injury changed plans