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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has explained why Christian Pulisic was benched for the game against Liverpool on Sunday
The 2-1 loss to Liverpool is the third game in a row in which Pulisic has failed to play.
Explaining his decision not to play Pulisic, Lampard said: “He wasn’t a victim of the injuries. I’ve got a squad to pick from. Before that he had played a few games.
“Willian has come back in and been sharp and looked good. I decided to go with Mason [Mount] today, because we needed to stay strong in midfield and play Mason high up the pitch. That is my choice to make.
“He will get ample opportunities. He is a young player as well as everyone is talking about Mason and Tammy and Fikayo. He is actually as young, if not younger, than some of them. His chances will come.
“I have to make choices. There is him sitting on the bench, Pedro sitting on the bench, Ross Barkley on the bench, Batshuayi, who deserves more minutes for the way he’s training at the minute.
“Those are the unfortunate choices I need to make.”