Christian Pusilic joining Chelsea caused a lot of excitement amongst U.S fans but there’s anger he isn’t getting playing time.
He has been reduced to largely cameos as new manager and there was a notable stir when he was left out of the Champions League squad.
Currently Frank Lampard prefers the youth of Mason Mount and Callum Hudson Odoi or the experience of Willian over the American.
Lampard does not think Pusilic is ready to be a regular starter.
This has led to some quite silly and boring comments on Twitter and Facebook from instant gratification Millenials who have forgotten that it can be tough to make it in the Premier League.
Particularly when the competition for places is so fierce and your transfer fee means nothing to the new manager.
Background On Pulisic
Our last signing before the transfer ban the 21 year old was signed with a lot of fanfare before completing last season on loan to his old club Dortmund.
With the departure of Eden Hazard and a sizeable transfer fee there was an expectation that Pulisic would walk straight into the side.
This has not happened and a small section of our US supporter based is incandescent with rage.
Comments on Facebook and tweets drawing comparisons to how the club treated Kevin De Bruyne or Mo Salah. Some are even suggesting we cut our losses and sell him.
Why Pulisic Isn’t Playing and Why We Should Be Patient
Let’s all calm down, there is still a long time to go before January, let alone the summer.
When Pulisic has played he has not performed badly, he has a handful of assists but does not necessarily look like he is in a position to demand a starting role ahead of Mount, Willian and Hudson-Odoi.
I think as the season progresses he will get his chance but a high price tag and coming from a lucrative overseas marketplace for the club should not be enough to get minutes.
I am sure that given time he will be more Ivanovic or Emerson who had to wait their turn for playing time than KBD or Salah.
It may not feel like it but time is on his side!