USA international Christian Pulisic has spoken fondly about manager Frank Lampard after helping him to quickly integrate with the first-team squad at Chelsea. The 20-year-old returned prior to schedule during pre-season and he has since gone on to start three of the club’s opening four Premier League matches.
In a report covered by ESPN, Pulisic said that Lampard has helped him to adjust to the demands of the Premier League. He added that the 41-year-old has done a tremendous job during the opening phase of the season where he has aided the progress of a number of younger players, he told: “It’s amazing. I mean, it’s everything I hoped it would be and more. It’s incredible. It worked out really well, for sure. Frank’s a great guy and he’s helped me so much and he understands where I’m coming from and he’s done a really good job and helped me, teaching us, especially a lot of the younger guys on the team.”
The Blues have made an average start to the current season and they have accumulated just five points from the opening four league matches. While they have impressed with the attacking displays, the same has not been the case with the defence, which has conceded nine goals and failed to keep a single clean sheet.
The defensive frailties have largely resulted from the form of Cesar Azpilicueta on the right side of the defence and there are suggestions that the Spaniard could get the axe once young graduate Reece James recovers completely from the ankle problem. Meanwhile, Pulisic has contributed a couple of assists this season but he has yet to find the cutting edge when it comes to the goalscoring. The attacker should feature for the Blues when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers on the road after the international break.