Chelsea ace Christian Pulisic has insisted he can’t wait to play alongside new signings Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, and hinted that the competition for places will only strengthen the team. Chelsea forked out a combined £90million on the two attackers, and Frank Lampard will have a bounty of options to choose from next season.
Chelsea are set to be one of the busiest teams in the summer transfer window, and have already spent big.
Having bought Werner and Ziyech, they are now being linked with Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz.
The competition for places going forward next season is set to be tough, as Lampard already has a wealth of options at his disposal.
But Pulisic insists he’s excited to play alongside the new arrivals, saying he feels that improving the squad can only be a good thing.
“I’m excited to work with them,” he said to Sky Sports of the two new signings.
“It’s fun to play with good players, it’s easy to play with them and those are two guys we know that are really talented guys so I’m really looking forward to it.
“We can have a really strong team next season.”
Pulisic has been on fire since the Premier League’s restart, with three goals and two assists in his first five games back.
The American seems to have found his feet in England, and is now playing with more freedom than he was during his first few months at the club.
His form has coincided with a strong spell for Chelsea, with Lampard’s side having picked up four wins from their last five.
But Pulisic still thinks there’s a long way to go before the Blues can start thinking about challenging for the title, and in particular, the team needs to be more consistent.
He continued: “I think there’s still work that needs to be done [to catch Liverpool and Man City].
You can see this year that those two, especially Liverpool, have been just so consistent and dominant and that’s right where we want to be.
“We want to continue to be that consistent team week in week out, in tough games, midweek games.
“We want to be ready and be up for the challenge always. And that’s what it’s going to take. We still have our work to do but that’s where we want to be.
“We want to continue to win trophies, that’s always a goal. We want to continue to be a strong team, contending for that Premier League title.”