Comparing Christian Pulisic’s debut season at Chelsea to Eden Hazard’s

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Christian Pulisic had the unenviable task of replacing Eden Hazard at Chelsea – but he has shown a lot of promise in his debut season.

Despite struggling with injuries, Pulisic has been one of Chelsea’s standout performers and looks set for a bright future at the club.

We’ve compared the 21-year-old’s stats in all competitions in 2019-20 to Hazard’s stats during his first season at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard 2012-13

Games: 62
Starts: 49
Sub appearances: 13

Goals: 13
Assists: 19

Minutes per goal: 347.7
Minutes per goal or assist: 141.2

Key passes per 90 minutes in the Premier League: 2.2
Successful dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League: 2.1

Christian Pulisic 2019-20

Games: 32
Starts: 25
Sub appearances: 7

Goals: 10
Assists: 7

Minutes per goal: 222.1
Minutes per goal or assist: 130.6

Key passes per 90 minutes in the Premier League: 1.6
Successful dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League: 3.0

As the stats show, the USA international is scoring goals and registering assists on a more regular basis than Hazard achieved in 2012-13.

Pulisic also completes more dribbles per 90 in the Premier League, but Hazard does come out on top in terms of key passes per 90 minutes.


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