Craig Burley has claimed that Christian Pulisic cannot be compared to Chelsea icon Eden Hazard,
Hazard took in 352 appearances for us over the course of a seven-year stay, with 110 goals and 92 assists recorded while Pulisic has nine goals and eight assists to his name this season.
And Burley is eager to point out that there is a long way to go before a star of the present can claim to have emulated one of the recent past.
He told ESPN FC: of the Pulisic praise: “They should take their heads out of the sand.
“Eden Hazard carried Chelsea for a long time, and got his move to Real Madrid.
“He’s a multiple league winner, and a hugely talented Belgian international. In the end, he was coveted by arguably the biggest club in the world – Real Madrid.
“It’s typical of the rationale – trying to compare people too early. Christian Pulisic is a huge talent, but he’s a young man.
“There’s no guarantee that come next season with all the new players coming in that he’ll get all the game time he needs.
“All he needs is two or three quiet games, and any manager worth his salt will have [Callum] Hudson-Odoi in, or he’ll have [Timo] Werner on the left, or Mason Mount.
“I think we need to go slowly with Christian Pulisic, it’s a learning curve for him, he’s doing great at the moment, but you can’t compare him to a player who literally carried one of the biggest teams in the Premier League for a few seasons.”
Hazard was brilliant, Pulisic will be brilliant, but right now, let the lad just made his own name at the Club.