The 21-year-old has not featured for the Blues since New Year’s Day due to injury.
There is no doubt that football’s hiatus came at a decent time for some of Chelsea’s players.
Before the break in March, the Blues were struggling with injuries to some key men, with issues cropping up for several of Frank Lampard’s stars.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante were just a few who were out and looking to get back to fitness.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek was eyeing up a potential return to first team action as well after a year-long lay-off, which had seen him play just a handful of U23s matches.
But it was Christian Pulisic who the Blues had arguably missed the most in an attacking aspect after his adductor issue.
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The American has had an up and down first campaign with the Blues after sealing a £58million move from Borussia Dortmund.
After a regular start in August, which included assists in the Super Cup against Liverpool and then Premier League win over Norwich, Pulisic was an unseen figure in September.
Despite being fit, the 21-year-old didn’t feature in a single Premier League fixture during the ninth month of the year, only playing the League Cup rout of Grimsby Town.
It was an odd omission from Lampard, however Pulisic came roaring back when he finally started to get his chances from October onwards.
During that time he assisted in the wins over Southampton and Ajax, scored a hat-trick at Burnley and backed it up with goals against Watford and Crystal Palace.
Once again he netted in the Champions League draw against Valencia at the Mestalla, which would be his final key involvement of the season.
Pulisic went through a drought during December and then picked up the injury on New Year’s Day against Brighton, his last match of the season so far.
At first, the American’s injury did not appear too bad, but the fact he was unable to return due to ‘complications’ was a frustration for himself and his head coach.
Just before football’s suspension, Pulisic featured in a behind-closed-doors game for the U23s, coming through 60 minutes of the match.
The Premier League then halted, and like the rest of the squad the winger had the chance to fully get over the issue which has disrupted his campaign.
“I didn’t take it as seriously as I think I should have,” he told Sky Sports News.
“It was one of those you felt you could do a lot of things but you try to push it that one extra step and realise it’s not ready yet.”
“It was a frustrating process but I’m feeling good and ready to go again.”
If football does get back under way in the UK next month as planned, then Pulisic could be the key man for Lampard to secure that final Champions League place.
While Pulisic’s statistics dropped off a little in December, it was obvious that he was struggling with a knock and from a lot of game time.
Due to injuries, Lampard was not able to give the American the rest needed over a busy festive period, and it resulted in his lay-off.
But with the break, the American will give his head coach the crucial element up front that the Blues will need.
Chelsea back in training on Day 2💪
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He has shown that he has an eye for goal and his pace is something that the Blues can exploit behind defences.
Of all the players returning, Pulisic could well have the biggest influence on the end of the campaign.