Pulisic told how to persuade Lampard to put him in his starting XI

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Christian Pulisic has struggled to hold down a starting place under Frank Lampard following his move from Borussia Dortmund.

Since the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge, Pulisic has only managed 10 minutes of football in the Premier League.

He wasn’t even named in the matchday squad for the Champions League victory over Lille.

Lampard has preferred Willian, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount on the wings.

Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Stewart Robson has advised Pulisic to give his all on the training ground every single day if he wants to hold down a starting place.

“Every day he goes into training, he’s got to be better than those two,” Robson told ESPN FC.

“When those two players, Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount, have worked hard on the Saturday and they’ve played a full game and then they come in on Monday and they can’t quite work at full pace, that’s when Pulisic has got to take the opportunity.

“He’s got to play better than them in training, he’s got to run harder, he’s got to go past people with the ball, he’s got to make things happen and then have a little look over to Frank Lampard and say ‘I’m ready’.

“He’s got to do that week in, week out, day in, day out to prove he’s as good if not better than those players we are talking about.

“He’s a young player, yes, but he’s got to prove that he’s better than those two players that Frank Lampard at the moment is preferring.”

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