Chelsea legend, Frank Leboeuf, has told winger Christian Pulisic to leave Stamford Bridge for a new club this summer if he thinks his lack of regular game time under Thomas Tuchel is unfair.
Leboeuf said he doesn’t see Pulisic as a real leader or the player who is going to save Chelsea going forward.
He said this after Pulisic’s father criticised his lack of game-time and suggested he could move away from Stamford Bridge.
Pulisic has endured a turbulent spell at Chelsea since his £58m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2019.
The American international helped Chelsea win the Champions League but struggled to cement a place in the team.
He has started just ten of Chelsea’s 34 Premier League games this season and was named on Tuchel’s bench again on Sunday for the 1-0 defeat against Everton in the Premier League.
Asked if he thinks Pulisic could end up leaving Chelsea this summer, Leboeuf told ESPN: “Yeah, it’s possible. I don’t know if he’s sad or not.
“He never seems to be essential to any of the coaches, whether at Borussia Dortmund or Chelsea.
“I think he has the pressure of a country behind him ahead of a World Cup because he’s the [USA] captain. But in Europe, we don’t see him as a real leader or the guy who’s going to save Chelsea.
“It is what it is. He still has the time to be stronger, but if he thinks it’s unfair, then yeah, he should leave Chelsea. Or fight for your spot because the frontline has been a mess for more than a year.”