Pulisic keen to match Hazard impact at Chelsea

Christian Pulisic hopes he can match star Eden Hazard's achievements at Chelsea.

Christian Pulisic signed for Chelsea in January.   -  Getty Images - Bongarts

Chelsea recruit Christian Pulisic is eager to reach the same heights as star Eden Hazard at the Premier League giant.

Pulisic, 20, agreed to a reported €64million move from Borussia Dortmund in January before finishing the season on loan at the Bundesliga club.

The United States international may get a chance to play alongside Hazard, although the Belgian star is linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

However, Pulisic said he wanted to match Hazard, who has helped Chelsea win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, an EFL Cup and a Europa League.

"It is incredible to see what Eden can do. He is a guy to look up to and what I would love to become," he told the BBC. "It is definitely a goal. Any player would be dumb not to want to be in the same team as him."

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Chelsea, which faces Arsenal in the Europa League final on May 29, finished third in the Premier League, but it was 25 points behind second-placed Liverpool.

But Pulisic believes his team can close the gap to Liverpool, and champion Manchester City.

"We are a confident group of guys," he said. "Liverpool and City are two great teams who had great seasons but I have seen Chelsea compete against big teams and do well against them this season.

"We want to go in with a winning mentality and compete with them right away."

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