Christian Pulisic scored a perfect hattrick, as the remarkable run of Frank Lampard’s Chelsea continued with a 2-4 victory at Burnley.
Captain America as he was dubbed before he arrived in London, has struggled for form since his big-money move from Borrusia Dortmund.
Put all that on hold, as Pulisic silenced his critics today with a Premier League perfect hattrick to firmly announced himself at the top of football.
The term perfect hattrick means he scored one with his right foot, one with his left, and also a header.
21 Minutes on the clock, Pulisic win the ball on the halfway line. He went on a marauding run, scoring his first with a left-foot shot.
Right on the stroke of half time, the American got his second and doubled Chelsea’s lead.
His 45th-minute goal came via an assist from Willian, who ow the ball in a breakaway fashion similar to the first goal.
Pulisic’s second goal was a right-footed shot struck from the centre of the box.
Half time: Burnley 0 – 2 Chelsea.
Pulisic was not done, the second half got underway, and only 11 minutes after the restart, his perfect hattrick was completed.
The young Englishman Mason Mount was the provider. He put in an almost perfect corner, and Pulisic was on hand to head the ball home.
While Pulisic was done from a goal scoring point of view Chelsea was far from it.
Only two minutes later, Willina who ahd been the provider earlier in the game was now a scorer.
Set by Tammy Abraham, Willian made it 0-4 in the 58th minute.
Following Leicester’s trampling of Southampton, the Chelsea fans got a little carried away, as they chanted “we want ten.”
The Blues could not, however, find another way to breakdown a now resilient Burnely.
The hosts never gave up fighting and attempting to at least keep the score respectable if not anything else.
Wave after wave of Chelsea attempts were blocked.
The Clarets did manage to regain a little respect in the last five minutes, scoring to consolation goals.
Jay Rodriguez’s long-range strike in the 86th minute was followed by an effort from Dwight McNeil finding the back of the net in the 89th minute.
The home fans at least had something to cheer about.
Final score Burnley 2 – 4 Chelsea.
All the talk will finally be about the arrival of Captain America at Chelsea.
According to Chelseafc.com, Lampard described Pulisic’s performance as simply “match-winning.”
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 26, 2019