Christian Pulisic: Chelsea star declares he's fully fit to face Man United

Christian Pulisic: Chelsea star declares he's fully fit to face Man United

- Christian Pulisic has been battling a hamstring problem that saw him miss the better part of the new season

- However, he has featured in two of Chelsea's recent fixtures putting him in line to face Man United

- On his part, the winger feels he is now fully fit to play 90 minutes, saying "I’m getting back to where I was"

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Christian Pulisic has handed Frank Lampard a major boost after revealing he is fit to face Man United on Saturday, October 24.

Man United vs Chelsea: Christian Pulisic declares he is fully fit to face Red Devils
Christian Pulisic has been battling a hamstring problem that saw him miss the better part of the new season. Photo by Jan Kruger.
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Pulisic has been battling a hamstring problem for days now, ruling him out of a number of matches.

The winger was initially forced off during his side's FA Cup final against Arsenal, before he made a comeback as a substitute in Chelsea's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

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He got further minutes under his belt in Southampton's 3-3 draw at the weekend and went on to feature in the Blues' barren draw against Sevilla in the Champions League.

However, the ex-Dortmund star has declared he is now fit to play full 90 minutes ahead of the west London side's trip to Old Trafford.

"Fitness-wise I feel great, I’m getting back to where I was, I feel strong, I feel like I can play 90 minutes. So yeah, I’m happy," Metro UK quoted him saying on his fitness.

Pulisic's imminent return to full action comes at a time Frank Lampard was handed a double injury boost in Thiago Silva and Édouard Mendy.

The two players featured in Chelsea's fixture against Sevilla, playing an integral part in helping their side keep a clean sheet.

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However, they will be wary of United, with the Manchester coming off a stunning 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Both teams have a endured a mixed start to the new season, with Chelsea picking just two wins from five rounds of matches.

Man United have equally won two and lost two including their 6-1 demolishing by Tottenham at Old Trafford.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Chelsea midfielder Jorginho might be unavailable when they take on Manchester United in this weekend's Premier League encounter at Old Trafford.

The 28-year-old was taken off the pitch in the 65th minute during the Blues goalless draw against Sevilla in this midweek's Champions League encounter.

Matteo Kovacic took his place for the remainder of the meeting but it was perceived to be a tactical move rather than an injury concern.

Jorginho was said to have played most part of the game with a yellow card after being booked in the 14th minute.

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Meanwhile, the former Napoli star is not the only player with injury concerns as Thiago Silva is also doubtful for their fixture against the Red Devils.

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