Pulisic makes defiant statement on Chelsea future after "very frustrated" claim

Christian Pulisic has poured cold water on recent speculation suggesting he would like to leave Chelsea this summer.

The Blues winger insists he is happy at Stamford Bridge and resolved to fight for a place in Thomas Tuchel's starting XI.

Pulisic, 22, openly admitted he was "very frustrated" after he was left on the bench for Chelsea's second leg with Real Madrid despite scoring a vital goal in the first Champions League semi-final encounter.

But the United States international – who arrived from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £57.6million in 2019 – insists he sees his long-term future in west London.

"I'm obviously happy here. It has been an incredible two years," Pulisic – who has scored six goals this season – told ESPN .

"People have always doubted and said: 'Oh, he's not playing, does he want to go here, does he want to go there?'

"I'm always up for a challenge, I love competing, I love the position I'm in and I'm enjoying my time here."

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Pulisic has started just 11 of 26 games since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge hot seat in January.

But he started the Blues' most-recent game – the 1-0 home defeat by Arsenal on Wednesday – and declared his side must perform much better in Saturday's FA Cup final with Leicester City.

Speaking on Friday, he added: "Maybe it is something that we need – we are that much hungrier, that much more looking forward to the game tomorrow.

"We know what Leicester is all about. They are going to battle, they are a tough team. They've done extremely well in the league this year. We know about their attacking ability and some of the players they have.

"So we expect them to come and battle. We are going to give it everything, and hopefully if we play the way we do and we match their intensity, I think we can beat them."

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