Frank Lampard has reserved special praise for Christian Pulisic, who has scored two goal in two games since the Premier League restart.
Pulisic, 21, now has seven goals in his debut Premier League season and he tore Man City apart on Thursday, scoring a sublime opening goal in Chelsea’s 2-1 win and coming close twice late on as the USMNT star dazzled.
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Speaking to reporters via Zoom after the clash, Lampard was asked about Pulisic’s display and his form at the start of the restart.
“Christian came in last summer. Lot of talk about it. He didn’t really get a break when he got in the team. He was playing really well and gets a really tough injury. I wanted to protect him a bit against Villa, see that he could make an impact. He did that. I always planned to start him against Man City because I know what he can bring in these sort of games and he brought it. He did really well. He needs to keep working, he’s a young player but he’s got so much talent and he can get better and better.”
Pulisic was at his very best against Man City and his combination of pace, control and precision for his goal summed up everything good about Pulisic.
Out injured from Jan. 1 to Mar. 13 when the Premier League was suspended, Pulisic is making up for lost time and the Pennsylvanian Messi is fast becoming one of the first names on Chelsea’s teamsheet.
Given his tough start to life in the Premier League and at Chelsea, that’s some turnaround in his debut season in England.