Why Christian Pulisic failed to play against Nottingham Forest

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Christian Pulisic played 66 minutes as Chelsea drew at Brighton on Wednesday but didn’t make the squad in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed that Pulisic picked up an injury in training before Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.

Speaking after 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, Lampard confirmed to Chelsea TV that “Christian Pulisic got injured yesterday in training”.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was disappointed Chelsea failed to score a third goal against Nottingham Forest.

“These games are not easy. When they make changes it does not mean it’s an easier game,” Lampard told BBC Sport.

“We got our two goals and it was very comfortable but did we push on from that and create and score more goals? No, we didn’t and I would’ve liked to have scored some more.

“I was particularly pleased for Callum [Hudson-Odoi], he has had a bad injury, is getting himself fit and getting sharper. His goal was an early settler for us.

“There were performances around the pitch that were good and we need that.”

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