Antonio Rüdiger, who has already said goodbye to the fans Blueswill leave Chelsea for the Santiago Bernabéu. The German defender will do it hand in hand with his teammate Andreas Christensen, who also ends his contract on June 30 and, in his case, it seems that he will end up wearing the FC Barcelona shirt, once the Blaugrana square their accounts to be able to register the players whose signings have already been agreed upon. In the case of the Spaniards César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, although their departures from the club are not as focused as those of the Danish central defender, they also aim to reinforce the defensive plot of the culé team.
After all, a complete disbandment in the defense of the 2021 Champions League champion that, in addition, could also affect the offensive front. And it is that, according to the British newspaper Guardian, “in attack there are doubts about Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner”. Although the most striking case is that of the American attacker. Despite the fact that he still has two years left on his contract –until 2024–, the former Borussia Dortmund player “is unhappy with his lack of playing minutes”. As many as 16 players from the current Blues squad have participated for longer in the London team’s games than the American. A total of 2,207 minutes are reflected in the counter of Christian Pulisic, who throughout the season he has played a total of 38 games (21 as a starter)in which he has scored 8 goals and distributed 3 assists.
Only players like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi (low since March), Malang Sarr, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Saúl Ñíguez, Ben Chilwell (severely injured) or Ross Barkley have participated less than Chelsea’s ’10’. That is of the options available to Thomas Tuchel on the attacking front, Christian Pulisic was the least used by the German coach. Since he arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2019, the American has been losing presence in the starting elevens of the Blue team. Of the 27 starts in 2019/2020, he went to 25 last year. And while waiting for what happens in the last game of this season against Watford, Pulisic will only be able to reach 22 games starting from the start.