‘It’s great to see’: Lampard praises form of Chelsea FC attacker

Frank Lampard salutes Christian Pulisic after he scored his fifth goal of the season for Chelsea FC on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic (Photo: Chelsea TV / Screen grab)

Frank Lampard has admitted that he has been delighted by Christian Pulisic’s recent form for Chelsea FC.

The USA international has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the Blues from Borussia Dortmund earlier in the year.

Pulisic has been made to wait for a regular spot in the starting line-up by Lampard this season, with the 21-year-old having only started six of the Blues’ 12 Premier League games so far this term.

However, the young attacker has been in good form in recent weeks and he scored his fifth Premier League goal of the season as he helped the Blues claim a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Pulisic has scored five goals and made two assists in all competitions for Chelsea FC so far this term, and Lampard has been delighted by the attacker’s performances in recent weeks.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday, Lampard said: “Christian came from another league, didn’t really have a great break.

“He played some games early on and the pace of the Premier League is tough for any player, that’s been proven time and time again.

“With Christian, I always believed that he had huge talent and was going to be a big player for us and he’s absolutely showing that.

“He was first-class today, as he has been recently with his energy, movement off the ball, slipping past people, working off the ball and his quality, and getting in areas again to score in and around the six-yard box, which I think is a huge thing for any wide player.

“The only frustration is he comes off with a bit of an injury. He was going to be subbed before he scored his goal, he’s got a bit of a hip issue, but I’m hoping it’s not too bad because the way he’s in full flow at the moment is great to see.”

Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch clash against defending champions Manchester City on 23 November.

The Blues are aiming to try and maintain their spot in the top four this season after they finished in third place and won the Europa League last term.

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