Christian Pulisic Says He Hasn’t Had Any Injury Issues Lately

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When Christian Pulisic missed the FA Cup semifinal win over Manchester United last weekend, it was due to a mysterious, undisclosed injury. The following Wednesday, he only featured as a substitute, coming in midway through the second half, and absolutely bossing the portion of the game in which he was on the pitch.

He was then heavily involved during the Championship Sunday win over Wolves. Having missed some time for no clear specific reason, speculation mounted as to why he was absent. The American has now said that he didn’t have any injury issues, and that he’s good to go for Saturday’s FA Cup final.

“I never had a real issue. I’m 100% fit,” the 21-year-old said to ESPN.

(Here is a link to the rest of Chelsea’s team news for this clash by the way) Pulisic suffered a nasty adductor injury on New Year’s Day and he missed a significant portion of the season. Having recovered in February, he then suffered a set back, so there had been speculation that it might have flared up again now.

That’s certainly not the case however, and Pulisic has been on a purple patch since the restart.

FA Cup Final FYIs

Kickoff: Aug. 1, Wembley Stadium, 5:30 pm

Team News:   Arsenal    Chelsea

Starting XI Predictions:   Arsenal     Chelsea

Head to Head: Arsenal wins  76   Draws 59   Chelsea wins 65

TV/Stream: Sky Sports/Sky Go (UK)   None/ESPN+ (U.S.)

Odds:  Arsenal win  5/2  Chelsea win 5/4

Prediction: Chelsea 2, Arsenal 1

Yes, this competition is certainly Arsenal’s house, so to speak, historically, but we’re picking Lampard’s side to hoist the trophy.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly contributes to WGN TVSports IllustratedChicago Now and SB Nation.

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  1. On my own,chelsea will win the trophy 3-1 by god grace

  2. Chelsea win over arsenal 2 to 1,I believe my club to win with pulisic mount and giroud it is definitely a win for Chelsea though arsenal may pose a great challenge but frank lampard is definitely going to lead his team to Victory

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