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Sport Lampard praises in-form Pulisic after Chelsea outclass Watford

02:52  05 july  2020
02:52  05 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Frank Lampard was pleased to see his team pick up the three points under big pressure and had praise for Christian Pulisic and Kepa Arrizabalaga’s roles in victory over Watford . Pulisic continued the excellent form he has shown since the Premier League restart, with his pace and skill proving to

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Nathaniel Chalobah, Christian Pulisic are posing for a picture: Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic © Getty Images Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic

Frank Lampard was full of praise for Christian Pulisic after Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 victory over Watford to regain fourth place in the Premier League.

Big-money signing Pulisic has taken his game to another level since the season resumed last month and caused the Hornets all sorts of problems at Stamford Bridge.

Goals from Olivier Giroud, Willian and Ross Barkley moved the Blues back into the top four after Manchester United had briefly leapfrogged them with a 5-2 thrashing of Bournemouth earlier on Saturday.

Lampard was not keen on comparing Pulisic to former Chelsea forward Hazard but is delighted with the progress the United States international is making after overcoming the injury issues that blighted him earlier in the campaign.

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Pulisic put Chelsea in control, a Gerard Deulofeu penalty gave Watford hope but the visitors saw out a 2-1 win. Chelsea had taken control from the start and there were five minutes on the clock when Jorginho Watford ’s hopes of containment were in tatters. They had lined up in a cautious

Asked by Sky Sports about Pulisic and his similarities to Hazard, Lampard replied: "They can both go by players and are great to watch. Eden did it here and was sensational.

"I don't want to quite get on that comparison, but at the same stage I don't want to take anything away from Christian. What he's showing is a real natural ability, a balance, speed to dribble with the ball.

"The next step for him is a better end product, more goals, more assists. But since the restart, he's already shown that, which is great.

"He’s had injury problems this season but he’s a good one, a really good one. I'm very happy with him."

Lampard was impressed with the way his players responded to a 3-2 London derby loss at West Ham in midweek.

"We have to accept that pressure. Before West Ham we could have gone third and we let ourselves down," said the former Derby County boss.

"Today there was a bit of pressure to get back into fourth and we produced. We have to get used to that pressure, whatever way it looks, because it's going to be tough all the way through."

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© Provided by Sofoot Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea Goals: Zaha (34th) and Benteke (72nd) for Palace // Giroud (6th), Pulisic (27th) and Abraham (71st ) for the Blues No respite, for the Premier League. At the opening of the 34th day, Chelsea had a tough team from Crystal Palace (2-3) to consolidate their place in the Big Four . At Selhurst Park, everything starts well for Lampard's men.

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