Frank Lampard Explains Why He Benched Christian Pulisic Against Liverpool

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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.”

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3 Comments on "Frank Lampard Explains Why He Benched Christian Pulisic Against Liverpool"

  1. Olanrewaju kazeem | September 23, 2019 at 8:53 pm |

    I disagree with the manager decision for not starting Christian Pulisic against Liverpool because as we can see, Mason Mount is injuried during the clash against Valencia and it bad rushing him into a big match like that. Christian Pulisic is a young talented player, he is capable of breaking into the defence line of Liverpool, moreover he did a great job against Liverpool in the Super cup final. Is it while on the bench, he is going to prove himself and have much knowledge about English football?. I think the manager needs to decide quickly before he got fired by Roman Abramovic. Thanks

  2. EricksonDonald | September 24, 2019 at 5:56 am |

    Christian pulisic is a good and talented player who can break defence and make things happen.
    The manager decision over pulisic is not a good one at all.. He need to give the young boy chance to bring out his skill and make things happen in chelsea.

  3. To my opinion, Lampard made the right decision. It’s obvious that pulisic have to learn from the bench;he isn’t playing up to what we’re expecting tho we’re nt expecting much like that

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