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Sport Lampard praises 'fantastic' Pulisic after Chelsea star scores again

05:26  08 july  2020
05:26  08 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Pulisic became the youngest Chelsea player to score a hat-trick for us in the Premier League, so it was no surprise much of Lampard ’s post-match sentiment centred on the 21-year-old. ‘I’m absolutely delighted for him,’ Lampard said. ‘There’s been a lot of talk around Christian because of the big price

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Christian Pulisic holding a football ball: Christian Pulisic celebrates his goal for Chelsea © Getty Images Christian Pulisic celebrates his goal for Chelsea

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard hailed in-form Christian Pulisic after the Blues star scored again in Tuesday's five-goal Premier League thriller against Crystal Palace.

Pulisic scored his eighth league goal of the season from just 16 starts and third since the season restart following the coronavirus-enforced break as Chelsea edged Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park.

After Olivier Giroud's sixth-minute opener, Pulisic doubled the lead approaching the half-hour mark before Palace star Wilfried Zaha reduced the deficit heading into the interval.

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He rising star has expressed his desire to play for the USMNT if they qualify.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is looking at way he can improve his squad this summer (Image Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic scored early on with Wilfried Zaha finding the net for Palace. Lampard will also be able to call on new signings Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech next year so he

But Tammy Abraham's 71st-minute strike ensured Chelsea climbed above Leicester City into third position, despite Christian Benteke's goal.

Lampard was full of praise for United States international attacker Pulisic – who arrived from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund at the start of the season – afterwards amid comparisons to former Blues star Eden Hazard.

"I didn't put any limits on [Christian Pulisic]. I knew the talent he had and I wanted to help him when he first got here because this is a physical league, I think the best league because of the physical nature of it," Lampard told reporters.

"He came in and he'd had no break, so we had to be careful. I tried to manage the beginning and he came in and played great for us.

"Unfortunately he had an injury, quite a bad injury. But the hunger he has, the quality that he's showing and the end product, which is the main thing for me.

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Frank Lampard reported this afternoon he will be without two midfielders for the trip to Selhurst Park tomorrow You have seen the momentum they have gained across their front three, all scoring , lots of goals. N Golo Kante Crystal Palace Frank Lampard Premier League Men Jorginho Christian Pulisic .

Frank Lampard has heaped praise on Christian Pulisic ’s impact at Chelsea while comparing his qualities to Eden Hazard. The American has shone for the Blues since the Premier League restart and earned a penalty in the 3-0 win over Watford to reclaim a top four place. And while Lampard was

"Top players in the world in his area, attacking players, do score goals. They win games, they make a difference, they assist. And in the restart he's been fantastic."

Jorginho was once again on the bench for Chelsea, with Lampard preferring Billy Gilmour in the absence of injured midfielder N'Golo Kante.

Italy international Jorginho, who has been previously linked with Juventus, had not made an appearance since the 2019-20 campaign resumed until replacing Gilmour in the 80th minute on Tuesday.

On the fringes at Stamford Bridge, Lampard said of Gilmour's selection ahead of Jorginho: "I thought Billy did pretty well. I wasn’t overly delighted with our midfield today. I think considering how they have played in recent games and how slickly we have moved the ball in recent games and rotation, I thought we held onto it a bit long today.

"The reason I played Billy is a choice. The two games Billy played before lockdown against Liverpool, probably the best team in the world, and Everton were fantastic."


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The United States international says he has gradually built up his confidence during his first season at Stamford BridgeChelsea invested £57 million ($72m) in Pulisic's talents after reaching an agreement to sign him from Borussia Dortmund in January 2019.

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