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Jamie Carragher believes Christian Pulisic has ‘more quality’ than Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz at Chelsea but his lack of consistency lets him down. 

The 23-year-old started and scored in the Blues’ comfortable 2-0 victory over Lille in the Champions League knockout stages on Tuesday night as he got 80 minutes under his belt.

Pulisic lined up on the left side of a three-pronged Chelsea attack alongside Havertz and Ziyech in the last-16 first leg clash at Stamford Bridge.  

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic celebrates scoring against Lille

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic celebrates scoring against Lille

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher backed Pulisic's (left) ability

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher backed Pulisic's (left) ability

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher (right) backed Christian Pulisic’s (left) ability

Former Liverpool defender Carragher backed Pulisic’s ability but conceded he does not show his quality ‘enough’ after struggling for consistency following injury setbacks.

‘I tell you why I get frustrated because there’s four or five players for Chelsea who can play in the two positions behind the striker,’ he told CBS Sports.

‘He’s [Pulisic] got the most quality. I think he’s got more quality than Mason Mount, he’s got more quality than Ziyech, I think he’s got more quality than Havertz, who is a player who likes to get in the box and score goals.

Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech

Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount

Carragher weighed up Chelsea’s attacking options, comparing Pulisic to Hakim Ziyech (left) and Mason Mount (right)

Carragher believes Pulisic has 'more quality' than Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz (above) at Chelsea but his lack of consistency lets him down

Carragher believes Pulisic has 'more quality' than Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz (above) at Chelsea but his lack of consistency lets him down

Carragher believes Pulisic has ‘more quality’ than Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz (above) at Chelsea but his lack of consistency lets him down

‘Technically, and moving with the ball, he’s the best player I’ve seen quality-wise. I just don’t see it enough.

‘And a lot of that, to be fair, is to do with his injury record. That is something that has to improve. I think he should be almost a certain starter in that position behind the main striker.’

Pulisic had time on the sidelines earlier this season due to coronavirus and then an ankle injury but has been playing more regularly in recent times, with his second-half strike his first goal since the start of January.

Pulisic scored the second goal in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Lille in Champions League on Tuesday

Pulisic scored the second goal in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Lille in Champions League on Tuesday

Pulisic scored the second goal in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Lille in Champions League on Tuesday

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel opted to take £98million summer signing Romelu Lukaku out of ‘fire’ for the European clash on Tuesday night, leading to a new-look front three.

Pulisic capitalised on his chance as he finished off a fine move following N’Golo Kante’s pass. Havertz headed Chelsea in front after just eight minutes.

Tuchel defended his decision to axe striker Lukaku for the 2-0 win following his now infamous performance against Crystal Palace on Saturday – during which he took just seven touches of the ball.

‘This was not the moment after the match where everybody was focused on the few touches he had to put him right away into the next fire,’ said Tuchel.

Source: DailyMail Sports

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