Lampard singles out one player for praise after win against Aston Villa

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Chelsea got the much needed three points at the Villa Park on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t a stroll in the park for Frank Lampard’s side, as it was Villa who drew first blood.

Just before half-time, Villa opened the scoring after Kortney Hause found the net from a close range, sneaking behind an unsuspecting Chelsea backline to beat a hapless Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea weren’t in the mood to lose the game, and Lampard injected some firepower early in the second half, with Christian Pulisic finding the back of the net within five minutes of coming on, after latching onto a pass from Cesar Azpilicueta.

Frank Lampard reserved special praise for Pulisic as he helped turn the game around.

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The Chelsea boss told reporters: “He was hungry, I know that and I felt for him. He has trained well. The ability to arrive in the box is a big thing.

“It is a difference between being a very good player on the flank and a top-class player.

“With Christian and Ross [Barkley] they both have trained well, I have selection problems, good ones. I had them on my mind to come on early in the second half.”

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