Christian Pulisic has left Chelsea after four years and completed a permanent transfer to AC Milan.
The 24-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2019 having agreed to join the Blues from Borussia Dortmund earlier in the year. He made an early impact with an assist in the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool before announcing himself on the Premier League stage against Burnley.
Pulisic scored a hat-trick at Turf Moor, becoming only the second American to achieve that feat in the English top flight. He ended his debut campaign – which was disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic – in sparkling form and played a key role in ensuring Chelsea finished in the Premier League top four.
He also netted in the FA Cup final against Arsenal and finished the season with 11 goals in all competitions.
Pulisic produced key moments during the run-in of Chelsea’s momentous 2020/21 season. He scored in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid and created a goal for Mason Mount in the second leg. They were vital steps en route to our success in Porto.
The UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup were won in Pulisic’s third season, and he also broke the record for the most Champions League goals scored by an American. The highlight of his final campaign came on the international stage as he guided the USMNT to the knockout stage of the 2022 World Cup.
During his time at Chelsea, Pulisic played 145 games and scored 26 goals. He leaves with three winners’ medals.
We wish Christian well and thank him for all his contributions during his time at the club.