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Christian Pulisic reportedly changes his Chelsea shirt number

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As expected

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According to CBS Sports, Christian Pulisic will be the one taking over the vacant Chelsea No.10 shirt, which was worn by Willian last season and Eden Hazard for many seasons before then.

Pulisic taking the famous number is no surprise. It’s the logical choice given the 21-year-old’s excellent (if a bit injury-hit) debut season, which had him firmly in the conversation for Chelsea player of the season (despite playing in just 25 of our 38 league games) and had him as the highest rated player in our Community Player Ratings, and by quite a margin.

When we rad an informal poll on who should get the No.10 shirt, Pulisic was by far the most preferred choice as well. Kai Havertz, who wasn’t even a Chelsea player at the time, was a distant second (he’ll be taking Fikayo Tomori’s No.29 instead, reportedly), while Hakim Ziyech was third (he’ll be taking Pulisic’s old No.22 most likely).

In any case, congrats, Christian! Do us proud.