Lampard looking at the bigger picture with Pulisic

Ruben Hill
October 21, 2019

Frank Lampard says he is looking at "the big picture" with regards to Christian Pulisic's development at Chelsea, with the American worldwide struggling for game time at Stamford Bridge.

Hudson-Odoi had been Chelsea's most unsafe attacking player during a largely lifeless first 45 minutes and created five goalscoring chances in total - the most by a Chelsea teenager since Romelu Lukaku in May 2012 - before he was substituted in stoppage time to a rapturous reception from the home fans. I am really pleased with that. I was fortunate when I came through in my day because West Ham didn't have too many players in front of me, so I got opportunities. He knows that he can get better at that, and he will do.

Pulisic has didn't originate a Premier League match since August with Lampard preferring the likes of Willian and teen Mason Mount in assault.

Next up for Chelsea is a trip to face Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday, as they look to build on a win over Lille last time out.

The 21-year-old American global has found it hard to hold down a regular starting berth under Lampard.

"His move here to Chelsea where it is competitive has given him challenges, and it is up to him to show what he showed for England on Monday night, and what he is showing in parts already since I have been here because midfield players who can go by a player and who can use right and left foot and conjure a moment out of nothing are gold". "He's a hot topic because of the price tag, because of his status in his national team, and his world status through that".

"Everyone has got a little bit carried away with the short term".

Lampard, though, feels there needs to be calm around Pulisic and, following his role in Chelsea's win over Steve Bruce's side, he's expecting to see further improvement.

"It's good. We want to be challenging in the top four", Lampard said. And he should always soundless discontinuance on story of he became a substantial phase of us a success that game'. When you see the results around, you realise how tough it is. You take nothing for granted.

"Newcastle had a lot of people behind the ball and were very well organised".

"And the second half we did that".

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