Pulisic gives verdict on Tammy Abraham’s pace amid Arsenal transfer links

Chelsea forwards Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham have debated who is the speediest but there is a possibility the duo won’t be team-mates during the new season

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Footballers often have debates over who the fastest – but supporters seldom see a disagreement put to the test.

Chelsea speedsters Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham both have a mutual respect for each other’s pace.

But a one-on-one battle could be off the cards soon with Abraham strongly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Abraham was the Blues’ joint-top scorer last term but fell out of favour with new boss Thomas Tuchel.

The England international said to be available for transfer if the right offer comes in during the remaining days of the transfer window.

But he was in good spirits as he answered fans’ questions alongside Pulisic on Chelsea TV.

Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic are two of Chelsea’s quickest players

“I’ll be honest, we’re both really fast,” Abraham said, when asked who was the quickest.

Pulisic believes he could win over a short-distance, but gives Abraham the advantage over a longer distance due to his large strides.

“I would say, If you give me one to 30 metres, I think I can take him.

“After that, his big strides are probably going to pass me.”

“I think it’ll going be an even race, a very even race,” Abraham added.

The video was filmed before Abraham sent a timely reminder to Tuchel of his goalscoring instincts in a pre-season friendly.

The Blues ramped up their preparations for the new campaign with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Kai Havertz netted the opener before Granit Xhaka struck an equaliser midway through the second period.

Just moments after Xhaka’s goal, Abraham pounced on a poor error from Hector Bellerin to secure a morale-boosting win.

Abraham scored against Arsenal in Sunday’s pre-season friendly

Bellerin inexplicably played a ball right into Abraham’s path, and the 23-year-old cooly slotted past the onrushing Bernd Leno.

Interestingly, Arsenal are the one of the sides keen on Abraham, who gave Gunners boss Mikel Arteta another reminder of his talents.

Chelsea play their UEFA Super Cup final against Villarreal on August 11, before opening their Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace three days later.

It remains unclear whether Abraham will play in any part in either fixture with his future still in doubt.

Meanhwhile, Tuchel was pleased with the run out his players got in the victory at the Emirates.

“I was happy with the first-half performance. We won the first half deservedly and we could’ve scored a second and third,” he said.

“The second half was a bit of a wild half, up and down We conceded some big chances but also had big, big chances for the 2-0, like Hakim.

“So in the end, I think it’s a good test because it was physically very demanding and we had a good result which is nice for momentum and keeping a good spirit.”

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