Pulisic could make Chelsea return in Champions League

Christian Pulisic traveled with Chelsea to Sweden, and the American winger could make his first appearance with the team in 2 1/2 months when the Blues play at Malmö on Tuesday night in the Champions League.

The 23-year-old from Hershey, Pennsylvania, injured his left ankle on Sept. 8 while playing for the U.S. in a World Cup qualifier at Honduras. Pulisic dribbled into the penalty area and tumbled over Maynor Figueroa, a former Wigan and Hull defender now with Major League Soccer’s Houston team.

Pulisic returned to full training last week.

He has played for Chelsea just twice this season, in the European Super Cup against Villarreal on Aug. 11 and in the Premier League opener three days later against Crystal Palace, when he scored.

Pulisic was then sidelined following a positive COVID-19 test — he is fully vaccinated — and returned for the U.S. qualifier against Canada on Sept. 5.

The Americans’ next qualifier is Nov. 12 against Mexico in Cincinnati.

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