Christian Pulisic is hoping to end his first season as a Chelsea player in the perfect way; by lifting silverware at Wembley.
The American has been in red-hot form for the Blues, particularly since the season restarted in June, after overcoming a series of niggling injuries to provide goals and assists as Frank Lampard’s side secured a top-four finish in the Premier League.
It’s not quite season over and done with just yet though, with a Champions League clash with Bayern Munich still to come as well as a mouth-watering FA Cup final with Arsenal on Saturday at Wembley, with Pulisic hoping to end a fine first season as a Chelsea player with a trophy.
‘It’s definitely been a crazy season, and a crazy year for everyone,’ said Christian, in an exclusive interview that will be played in full as part of the Wembley build-up in our Matchday Live show.
‘It’s been very stop-start, particularly for me. I had a couple of injuries, then we had the lockdown, then the season restart. So there’s been a lot of ups and downs but I wouldn’t change it one bit. It’s been an amazing first season here, I’ve really enjoyed it and I’m just loving every bit of being at Chelsea.
‘It has certainly been a wild first season, with the lockdown and stuff and it’s something nobody could have predicted. Overall though, I’m really happy with how things have turned out and I think you can see that in my recent performances, there’s a lot of chemistry on the pitch with the guys.
‘I’ve been really pleased with my form since the restart, especially. I think I was able to come in with a different mindset, because I was fully fit and rested heading into the season starting again. I really wanted to prove myself following the injury and help the team, and I think I’ve been doing that recently.
‘I’m certainly aware of how big the FA Cup is over here. Growing up, I spent some time in England and I remember watching some FA Cup games over the years.
'I know what it means to football fans over here and how big the competition is, so I’m honoured to be in the final and have the opportunity to go and win the trophy. I’m really excited.’
Watch the full and exclusive interview with Christian on Saturday during our Matchday Live show, which comes from pitchside at Wembley with plenty of other special guests!
Check out our Road to the FA Cup final series of videos