Christian Pulisic says he’s eager to “hit the ground running” for Chelsea in 2021-22 as he continues to benefit from his first full pre-season campaign at Stamford Bridge.

The winger is also seeing what he has been missing out on in previous pre-seasons, enjoying meeting up with his team-mates again, even if he admits it feels a bit weird to be back to business as usual and preparing for a new campaign so soon after that incredible night in Porto less than two months ago.

‘It’s great to be back and see the guys again and getting ready for a new season. In a way it is a bit surreal, it’s starting to feel like, just straight back to work, that kind of feeling, almost like it never happened. But it’s great to be back and see the guys again and be getting ready for a new season.

‘It’s been really good so far. I think it’s been a good start, I’m starting to feel fit again and ready to go and I think the team’s looking good. It’s been just what we need, we can just focus on what we need to do to get ready for the start of the season.

‘We had the game against Peterborough as well, so we started really well by getting a win, and it was a very strong performance as well.’

Christian returns fit to the west London, a change to his previous two summers at the club which he was struggling with injuries.

The  winger’s fitness is a major boost for Thomas Tuchel who has an array of attacking talent at his disposal for the upcoming season.

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