EPL: Burley advises Chelsea star to leave Stamford Bridge for rival club
Former Chelsea midfielder, Craig Burley, believes Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic should leave Stamford Bridge in search of regular playing time.
Burley feels moving to a Chelsea rival like West Ham United could help Pulisic.
Pulisic has struggled to cement his place in Chelsea’s starting XI under manager Thomas Tuchel.
The likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku have been preferred ahead of the American international.
Also, nagging injuries have not helped Pulisic’s case either.
And Burley, who won the FA Cup during his time at Chelsea between 1989 and 1997, believes moving to West Ham could be a step down for Pulisic as it will aid the winger in getting more regular game time.
Speaking about why Pulisic should leave Chelsea, Burley told ESPN, “I believe a club like, for example, a West Ham, a team just sitting around [the European places]. It is a step-down, but it’s a step down to, I think, getting regular game time, whether that’s in England or Spain or Germany or wherever.”
Meanwhile, former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop agreed with Burley’s assessment, stating: “That step down to another club, a smaller club, Craig mentions my former club West Ham, which I think would be a great fit for him, might be exactly what he needs if is to be playing if he wants to start and start regularly.”
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