GOAL! Chelsea lead again!
— Goal (@goal) August 24, 2019
I often wonder, as I’m sitting at home at night, the rain pattering softly on the window sill, me muttering to myself in intermediate German, who Christian Pulisic’s friends are on Chelsea. Granted, he hasn’t been there a long time. But if there’s one thing Christian seems good at, it’s ingratiating himself with his teammates. He doesn’t have a big ego. He works hard. He seems like the kind of guy who gets along with most people.
For some reason I didn’t think CP and Mason Mount were the best of friends. This was based on the supposition that they’re “competing” for the title of “Chelsea’s Youngest Hot Shot and Possible Heir to the Premier League and Maybe Even The Principality of Some Kind of Fiefdom.” I also thought Mason Mount was a bit of a hothead, that he had a bit of an ego. I still think this. I also think this is why Mason Mount, at just 20 years of age, has about as much fear as a tiger shark getting attacked by a manatee. I’ve seen fewer people more explosive on and off the ball. And for some reason, I don’t know why I thought this, I thought he might resent Pulisic’s presence on the field.
But I think I’m probably wrong about that.
As evidenced by the two kindred spirits strolling the yard in the GIF above.
On a different note, how about Tammy Abraham’s celebration of his first goal where he ran over and bear-hugged Frank Lampard? Touching. It’s nice to see the spirit is there. As I’ve said several times in the past, Chelsea are still lacking a leader. I know no one agrees with me on this, but I think Ross Barkley could be that leader. And I think that avenue should at least be explored. Even if it’s not an avenue but more of an alleyway, or a walkway, or a non-existent path through the woods only transited by wild boar.
Long live the Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic friendship.