Where's Pulisic and why can't Chelsea solve his persistent injury problems?

The American attacker is a potential world-beater but his incessant fitness issues have seen him fall down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge

Christian Pulisic's Chelsea career is being held back by a run of injuries that is threatening to put him to the back of a queue in one of the world's most competitive squads.

His latest ankle knock is his third major setback since joining the Blues from Borussia Dortmund in 2019 for £58 million ($73m) – a record transfer for a US Men's National team player.

Including a whole host of minor problems, the 23-year-old has now racked up an estimated 11 injuries during his two-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge, resulting in him missing 40 matches in all competitions for Chelsea.