Is Christian Pulisic’s 2022 in Fantasy Football as Bad as You Imagine?

May 16, 2022

by catalin

Eduard Bănulescu

Christian Pulisic, is safe to say, is the star of arguably the most promising generation of footballers that the U.S.A. has ever had. Still, has 2022 been as unremarkable for the Chelsea star, as some pundits believe? Was Pulisic, when available, an asset to your fantasy football team? Let’s take the midfielder’s FootballCoin stats apart and find out.

Christian Pulisic’s North American cult status

Christian Pulisic was a wonderkid. There’s no denying this fact. His early performances for Borussia Dortmund showed he possessed the skill and ambition to one day become a Ballon d’Or contender.

Pulisic is also an American. The fact that he made his debut in Europe stands out. So did the swiftness with which he captured the public’s attention. By 2019, Chelsea was willing to pay £58 million to secure his signature.

Pulisic’s stats in 2022

As a Chelsea player, Christian Pulisic is already a winner of the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup. However, while his potential is undeniable, he has yet to reach the dizzying heights that many predicted for him.

In the 2021-22 season, Pulisic made 21 appearances for the London side. He has scored 6 goals and provided 2 assists. This is not bad considering his 4.5 xG and 1.2 xA.

Still, Pulisic never looked like an unshakable piece of Thomas Tuchel‘s plans. Why is that?

Part of it is the competition. Pulisic can play as a midfielder in the center and on either side of the pitch. He can even be deployed as a forward.

For each of these roles, he has had other players just as anxious for a starting spot. Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, or Romelu Lukaku filled spots that Pulisic could have made his own.

Timo Werner, another Bundesliga alumni, might be one of the few people to know just how the American feels.

Pulisic in fantasy football

Despite all of this, when playing, Pulisic’s fantasy football stats have been encouraging.

In FootballCoin, he has picked up more than 30 points in his last two appearances. He has earned 396 points in total from 21 appearances.

His stats earn Pulisic, according to FBref, comparisons to the likes of Kevin Volland, Rodrygo, or Harvey Barnes. The site also finds similarities in style to Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.

One of the downsides of owning a Christian Pulisic card in FootballCoin has been his propensity for poor passing though. In the EPL, the American has a clean pass rate of only 79%. This is only slightly higher in the UCL. Furthermore, while very technical and ambitious, his crossing and aerial abilities have also been brought into question.

What does 2022 offer for Christian Pulisic?

Pulisic has plenty to look forward to in 2022. And, fantasy football fans may want to keep an eye on him just yet.

The American is set to be a central part of the team U.S.A. at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Many pundits consider this to be the nation’s best footballing generation. PUlisic enjoys great popularity in North America. The WC tournament can be his ideal chance to prove himself.

Also, speculation that he will be leaving Chelsea seems unfounded. In late April, the American declared himself happy in London. By most accounts, he will stay and fight for a place in the starting eleven.

There is also Champions League football to watch out for. Chelsea will qualify for the UCL. Pulisic already has a win with the Blues in the famous tournament. In 2023 he can further enhance his reputation.

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