Christian Pulisic believes Chelsea’s downturn in results since the international break will prove to be a test of the team’s character.
Chelsea went into November’s international break on a six-game winning streak in the Premier League, but have struggled to get going again since the two-week recess.
League defeats by Manchester City and West Ham sandwiched a 2-2 draw at Valencia in the Champions League, and Pulisic has called on the Blues to show their mettle ahead of games against Aston Villa and Everton.
"Absolutely, tough times really test your character," Pulisic said at Stamford Bridge after Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Hammers. "Things aren't going amazing, I would say this isn't the worst thing so we just have to go on but now luckily in this league, we get another game midweek so we get a chance to redeem ourselves.
"It was a pretty crazy game midweek and then coming here we really wanted a good result, we came out with a lot of energy and did some things well but we just didn't have that finishing touch. It felt like a little something was missing.
"In the season, that is what happens, there are ups and downs. We have had a few months now where people have said how well we've done and how everything has been going great, and I wish it would stay like that the whole year but it's not the case, so now a couple of tougher results and we just have to go try and turn it around."