Christian Pulisic has urged Chelsea to stick to the strategy that enabled them to respond in style to their shock defeat against relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion.
A week on from that 5-2 defeat to the Baggies at Stamford Bridge, the picture is looking altogether more positive following back-to-back victories.
After quarter-final opponents Porto were soundly beaten in the Champions League first leg, Chelsea went on to underline their top-four credentials with a routine Premier League victory over London neighbours Crystal Palace.
Pulisic led the way in that 4-1 verdict, scoring in each half as Thomas Tuchel’s side remain one point behind surprise package West Ham, who currently occupy fourth place.
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Summer signing Kai Havertz and Kurt Zouma were the other Chelsea players on target at Selhurst Park.
With seven games left to play as the campaign reaches its business end, six clubs harbour realistic hopes of joining top two Manchester City and Manchester United in the marquee European competition ahead of next season.
But how does the United States captain see the grand finale panning out?
Speaking to the Chelsea website, Pulisic said: “I’m feeling really confident, I’m feeling very good with the team as well. It was a big response from the last Premier League game.
“We’re not going to win every game and we had a tough game against West Brom, for sure. We didn’t play to our usual standard, but that’s going to happen and we were able to respond.
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