Revealed: Two Important Chelsea Players That Might Suffer Under Frank Lampard

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According to ESPN pundit Stewart Robson, Chelsea stars Willian and Pedro will see their places in the starting XI under threat this season.

Willian played 32 times in the Premier League last season, starting 26 games and scoring just three Premier League goals while Pedro played 21 league matches from the start and scored eight goals.

With Christian Pulisic having joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund and Callum Hudson-Odoi expected to return from injury soon, Robson believes Willian and Pedro will have to prove they are worth their spot in the starting XI under Frank Lampard.

“I hope [Pulisic] gets a chance,” Robson said, according to Daily Express.

“I hope he plays in one of those wide areas where he can run at people and do all the things [he can do].

“Willian’s been in and out the side, Willian pleases some managers, doesn’t please everybody.

“Pedro likewise has been in and out of the side.

“When he’s playing well he’s an excellent player but doesn’t always play well.

“So Pulisic may just get that opportunity but he’s got to take it when he gets it.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes Pulisic is the sort of player Chelsea fans will like.

When asked about Pulisic’s performance after Chelsea’s loss to Kawasaki Frontale, Lampard said: “Good. He has only been here a couple of days really in terms of training, so I have been really impressed.

“He’s comfortable on the ball and I think he should have had a penalty towards the end of the game.

“He wants to try to take people on – the sort of player the fans are going to like – so we have to give him a little bit of time to adapt slightly.

“But the way he has trained, and the way he has come in with his personality looks great, so I am really pleased to have him.”

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