Christian Pulisic - Chelsea - USMNT - celebrates goal vs. Crystal Palace
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Christian Pulisic scores third goal in five games for Chelsea with a beautiful strike

Christian Pulisic continues to be Chelsea's man of the hour.

The 21-year-old US national team star kept up his hot form for the Premier League giants, scoring the Blues' second goal at Crystal Palace Tuesday.

He received a ball from Willian on the left side of the area and beat his defender with a clean dribble before drilling it near post with his left foot.

It was a well-taken effort, and just his latest piece of handiwork for the Champions League-chasing side. It was his third goal in five games, while he also drew three fouls leading to goals (including two penalties) in his two outings prior to Tuesday's game.

Pulisic went the full 90 for the fourth league game in a row as Chelsea held on for a 3-2 win that temporarily pushed them up to third place, pending the result of Leicester City's trip to Arsenal later on Tuesday afternoon. They are also five points clear of Manchester United in fifth place spot for the time being, with the Red Devils set to visit Aston Villa on Wednesday. The top four clubs in the standings at the end of the season will qualify for the Champions League.