Christian Pulisic, Chelsea’s quiet kid, finally makes the right noises | Jacob Steinberg

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The USA captain has not had an easy first season in England but his form suggests the best is still to come

There was something fitting about a player as quiet as Christian Pulisic flourishing in a deserted stadium, cutting through the silence at Stamford Bridge on Thursday with a display that ended Manchester City’s title challenge and showed why Chelsea paid Borussia Dortmund £58m last year.

The message was delivered loud and clear as Pulisic skipped round Benjamin Mendy before beating Ederson with a cool finish: this is a young talent intent on shutting down the critics who have questioned him this season.

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