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Christian Pulisic plans to ‘keep fighting’ for Chelsea spot

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Christian Pulisic is keeping his head held high at Chelsea and plans to “keep fighting” following his heroics in their 1-0 Champions League win at Ajax.

Despite making just two starts in as many months, Christian Pulisic brushed aside his Chelsea woes on Wednesday to assist Michy Batshuayi for Chelsea’s winner against Ajax in the Champions League.

The 21-year-old has now made five assists in his last eight appearances for Frank Lampard’s men.

His performances of late have also won him plaudits, with many noting the progress Pulisic has made. While he’s only played 60 minutes in his last three outings, the American made two key assists.

“I was really happy to be given another opportunity to go on,” Pulisic said on the club’s website.

“He [Frank Lampard] told me to go on and make an impact, make a difference, and I was happy I was able to help a little bit. He said ‘great job’ at the end, he was really happy I came on and made a difference.

“We had five wins in a row before this, and another away win, a big one in the Champions League, is really important for us. It gives us even more confidence to keep it up. We want to go and make it seven now.”

Opportunities have been hard to come by for even the Blues’ €64m signing from Borussia Dortmund.

But Pulisic remains determined to carry on regardless.

He added: “I’m never going to let that put me down, not playing. I am going to keep fighting because this is where I want to be.

“I came here for a reason, I want to be here and make a difference. Whenever I get the opportunity I am going to keep working hard to do that.”

Lampard, meanwhile, praised both super subs Pulisic and Batshuayi’s performances on Wednesday night in Amsterdam.

Chelsea will now head out to Turf Moor to meet Burnley in a Premier League match on Saturday, with kick-off set for 18:30 (CET).

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: (R-L) Michy Batshuayi with Christian Pulisic of Chelsea.