Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic will never reach the same level as Eden Hazard
Regarded as one of the most exciting young players in world football, Chelsea forked out alot of money to make sure that they were the club that secured a transfer deal just a few summers ago when Eden Hazard departed for the club.
But The United States international has endured an injury-hit start to life at Chelsea and has struggled to secure a regular role since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January, but he is starting to show his quality in big games.
However, Carragher feels that Pulisic will fall short of being able to replicate Hazard’s instrumental performances on a consistent basis for Chelsea: ‘I’m a big fan but I don’t think he’ll get to the level of Eden Hazard, apologies, he won’t,’ Carragher told CBS Sports.
‘Eden Hazard was the best player in the Premier League for four years and Belgian finished third in the World Cup [in 2018], he was the best player in the tournament – that is the level we are talking about with Hazard.
‘This is not me knocking Pulisic, it might look that on social media after the show from certain people. But I think we forget how good Hazard was.
‘He was my favourite player in the Premier League and for Pulisic to get there and to light up a major tournament for the US will be difficult.
‘Yes, I think he can have a brilliant career and he has a lot of potential but I don’t see him getting to that level.’
Pulisic does have a bright future in the game, but do fans agree with Carragher?