Christian Pulisic drops clue on Chelsea exit by admitting ‘anything can happen’ after revealing true thoughts on Potter

Christian Pulisic transfer rumours have been dismissed. The Chelsea player photographed here in Premier League action for Chelsea

Christian Pulisic has provided an update on his future at Chelsea after being linked with a transfer away, potentially to elsewhere in the Premier League.

Pulisic has recently been on World Cup duty with the USA, but his country only made it to the round of 16, at which point they were knocked out by the Netherlands on December 3. Pulisic has now returned to training with Chelsea.

However, his future in west London is unclear. His contract is about to enter its final 18 months. After investing heavily in him back in 2019, Chelsea must ask if they have got enough out of the former Borussia Dortmund star.

Across 133 appearances for Chelsea, Pulisic has scored 26 goals and added 21 assists. However, he hasn’t always been a regular starter.

A few other clubs have therefore identified Pulisic as a transfer target, believing they could offer him more prominence. Among his reported admirers are Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal, Leeds and Newcastle.

Pulisic has one match to attend to with Chelsea before the January transfer window opens. Once their clash with Bournemouth on December 27 is out of the way, he might have to start giving some thought to his future at club level.

On Friday, the winger hinted at some of his thoughts about where he is playing his football. While admitting his focus is on Chelsea, he has also acknowledged that things can change quickly in football.

“Right now, I’m absolutely back at Chelsea and focused and that’s where my mind is at,” Pulisic told the Indirect Podcast.

“Ready to finish the season. But you know how things work in football, things change. Anything can happen.

“Things change quickly, for sure. We all know it.

“At the moment, I’m just pushing myself in training and working at Chelsea because that’s where I am right now.”

Christian Pulisic gives Graham Potter opinion

Currently, Pulisic is working under the guidance of Graham Potter, who took over as Chelsea’s head coach in September.

Potter replaced Thomas Tuchel, who had previously worked with Pulisic at Borussia Dortmund, but couldn’t quite inspire the same kind of form from him after their reunion.

Now, Potter is trying to impart new ideas to the Chelsea squad. His initial impact was good, but things took a turn for the worse just before the break for the World Cup.

Pulisic, for one, is happy with the communication that Potter has brought.

“He’s been good,” the 24-year-old explained. “He’s come in and the way he’s worked with the players and communicated with the players has impressed me the most.

“We had a great start with him. We’ve had some difficulties in recent weeks but I think he’s working through it and I think the guys have received him quite well.

“We’re excited. There’s going to be good things going forward.”

It remains unclear for how much longer Pulisic will be there for any good things that happen for Chelsea.

Internationally, though, he is hoping to build on the potential that is growing among the USMNT group.

After featuring at a World Cup, Pulisic believes he can use the experience to his advantage.

He said: “Coming back here with my Chelsea teammates, for example, they’re all talking about like, ‘You guys actually have a good team. We didn’t know. You guys looked good, you guys looked good against England, you guys have a strong team.’ And I said, ‘yeah.’

‘”People don’t understand, it’s just gaining that experience and having that bit of calmness next time around. And a lot of the core guys who will probably still be there [in 2026], is the best part about it.

“So I think that’s what I take away from it the most. Now that I feel like I have this experience, I feel even more comfortable out on the field. I’ve been in and played on the highest stage there is.”

Perhaps in the near future, Pulisic could be gracing a different stage at club level.

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