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Chelsea manager Graham Potter has explained what he believes Christian Pulisic’s best position is.

The America international made his second start of the season against Wolves on Saturday, his first under the new Blues manager.

 

Graham Potter explains Christian Pulisic's best position is 'high, wide left' of Chelsea's attack, after Blues star scored first goal of the season against Wolves

 

 

Graham Potter explains Christian Pulisic's best position is 'high, wide left' of Chelsea's attack, after Blues star scored first goal of the season against Wolves

 

The Blues fielded a rotated XI for their game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, which saw Pulisic – who has been used to beginning games on the bench lately – get in the starting line-up.

Pulisic also scored his first goal since May, combining well with Mason Mount on the left and doubling Chelsea’s lead.

And following his performance in his side’s 3-0 win, Potter explained where he thinks the player’s best position is on the pitch after he battled his nerves to get on the scoresheet.

“It’s understandable [he was nervous], he’s a human being,” Potter started. “He wants to play, wants to help. It’s about how you put the players on the pitch so it suits them.

“The role for Christian was a good one for him. It was high wide left, he could attack the back line, and it was nice for him to score.”

Chelsea’s victory saw other forwards Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left out of the starting XI, as Pulisic and Armando Broja scored for the Blues alongside Kai Havertz.

 

Graham Potter explains Christian Pulisic's best position is 'high, wide left' of Chelsea's attack, after Blues star scored first goal of the season against Wolves

 

The versatile star made 21 starts for the Blues last season, scoring six goals under former boss Thomas Tuchel – a manager that Pulisic has openly admitted he didn’t get a real opportunity under.

Potter doesn’t see competition heating up for the places in the starting XI as a bad thing though, stating that if anything, it’s a recipe for success.

“It’s better to have a selection headache than no options,” he told talkSPORT.

“We’ve got a lot of options and a lot of good players, everyone’s pushing to play. It’s good because you need that spirit and competition to push everybody forward.”

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