Most players do not have the quality in them to aim and shoot with power at a tight angle with his weak foot. But Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic is certainly not part of this group. The American winger gets the ball from Kai Havertz in the box and while nearly touching the goalline, he sends the ball into the back of the net with a powerful left-foot shot that leaves no chance for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita to defend.
Chelsea came out on absolute fire at Selhurst Park, and for once, made our domination count early and often.
Kai Havertz opened the scoring with a precise left-footed shot from the right, before Christian Pulisic spanked one into the roof of the net from a close, tight angle with his left, from the left — all inside the first ten minutes, and all before Palace had even one meaningful touch on the ball.
Chelsea kept up the pressure, and only a great save from Guaita on Havertz and a goal-line clearance kept the scoreline close. But then Kurt Zouma rose majestically through the air, as he often does, to find the back of the net on the half-hour mark and make it 3-0.