Date published: Saturday 26th October 2019 7:53
Frank Lampard gave insight into his method to managing summer time signing Christian Pulisic soon after the American winger scored his 1st Chelsea ambitions in a four-two win at Burnley.
Chelsea extended their winning run to seven games with the four-two triumph – with Pulisic the protagonist soon after a ideal hat trick got him off the mark in a Blues shirt.
The win didn’t come devoid of a nervous finish, even though, as Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil halved the lead in the final 5 minutes.
In spite of the loss of their clean sheet, Lampard believed his side have been generally in handle.
“This is a seriously difficult location to go and the way we controlled the game, our midfield combinations and movement, was lovely to watch,” enthused Lampard to Sky Sports. “I seriously enjoyed watching them these days.”
The Blues boss created a huge choice to give Pulisic a 1st league start out considering that August, but it was a single that paid off. On the other hand, Lampard says it was not an uncomplicated choice to bring him back into the lineup – which was their only transform from the Champions League win more than Ajax in midweek.
“He had a week’s break this summer time. He arrived for a huge value and wanted to come straight back in but at the very same time why am I going to throw him in? So I have to do it in the ideal way and get the finest out of him. I’m delighted for him.
“It’s a balance, I generally assume a single, two or 3 games ahead. But there’s an argument that we are carrying out okay, they are hungry, and I felt a single transform was sufficient these days. It is significant we preserve our feet on the ground. We played nicely but we can play far better.”
The former England international also admitted that he didn’t thoughts the reality that they conceded two ambitions, insisting it was a evening for positivity.
“I will be the 1st to criticise sloppy ambitions, and they have been. But not tonight for the reason that of the way they played, their movement on the ball, there have been so quite a few fantastic factors to admire. I’m not letting that in the dressing area tonight, we came to a seriously difficult location and won comfortably.”