'Big game player' Pulisic earns Lampard's respect
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Another big performance from Christian Pulisic and the American keeps delivering.

This is now 5 goals from 3 games for the young American. For a player who was failing to make the bench a few weeks ago, Chelsea suddenly cannot do without Pulisic.

The American has eanred the respect of Frank Lampard and Chelsea will want to see more of the wonderkid.

Asked whether Pulisic’s recent performances vindicate the decision to bed him in slowly, Lampard said: “I don’t think it’s vindication, I think it’s more that Christian came from another league and didn’t have a break.

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

“But 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.

“I thought he was first-class today, as he has been recently. Energy, movement of the ball, slipping past people, working off the ball and the quality. He’s getting into areas and scoring 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, which he was going to get subbed off for before his goal,” he said. “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 minute is great to see.”

Chelsea will take on Manchester City in the next fortnight for a league clash and Lampard will hope Pulisic can showcase himself then!

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