Head down again and no smile on his face. It could not be again for the American striker Christian Pulisic. In his second attempt to try to win the FA Cup with Chelsea, he faced Leicester City at Wembley Stadium, eventually falling short, with the lone (and also impressive) goal from Youri Tielemans.
In this way, the negative record of American Union players increases in the definition of the oldest club tournament in the world, since in five appearances in the final, only one has lifted the trophy, which was goalkeeper Tim Howard with the Manchester United in the 2004 season.
On this occasion, unlike what happened last season, Pulisic started the game on the substitute bench and entered in the 68th minute for Moroccan Hakim Ziyech, when Chelsea desperately sought to equalize the score, which ultimately didn't work. And it's true, the American again lost a definition of FA Cup, since in the last edition they lost 2-1 with Arsenal, where he started, opened the account in minute 5 and ended up leaving due to injury in minute 49, being replaced by the Spanish Pedro.
A worrying losing streak for Chelsea, who have not won a final since winning the UEFA Europa League in 2019, losing consecutively the 2019 League Cup, 2019 European Super Cup and the aforementioned two FA Cup definitions.
So far everything normal, except that the Blues will have to play a new final in the coming weeks, on Saturday 29 May, in Lisbon, Portugal, against Manchester City for the UEFA Champions League.