Chelsea midfielder Christian Pulisic is excited about what lies ahead with Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech joining the side.
The Blues secured a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against Aston Villa on Sunday, with the USA international coming off the bench to convert a cross from Cesar Azpilicueta to draw the sides level shortly before Olivier Giroud’s winner.
Victory further secured Chelsea’s spot in the Premier League’s top four, and with Ziyech and Werner set to join the Stamford Bridge side on July 1, the end of the season promises to be an exciting one for the Blues, although neither will be permitted to play domestically.
“I think we already have a very strong team with strong players, but to add players like Timo Werner is incredible. We're focused on this season for now, but excited for what's to come too,” Pulisic told Sky Sports .
Meanwhile, the former Dortmund man was content with his contribution to his side’s cause.
“I'm really glad that I could come in and help the team,” he said. “Luckily today it was with a goal and helped us get a good result. [Manager Frank Lampard] said go in and help us win the game, nothing special really, just use my talents to see what I can do.
“I don't think I hit it perfectly with my left, but i got enough on it to steer it on target.”
It was Chelsea’s first match in three months following the coronavirus pandemic and was played in an empty stadium as a consequence. Although the atmosphere was unusual, Pulisic explained that he did not think it hampered his side.
“Obviously it's very different playing with no fans, but I think the team brought good energy and we finished really strongly,” he said. “I've been out for a while, it felt really nice to be back out here after the injury, all the guys have been off but we've been trying to stay fit as best we can.”
Chelsea, who enjoy a five-point gap to Manchester United and Wolves in fifth and sixth respectively, face a challenging week ahead, with a home encounter against Manchester City to come on Thursday before a trip to tackle third-placed Leicester City next Sunday.