Pulisic reveals what Lampard told him before he subbed off Loftus-Cheek

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Chelsea were in dire need of a goal when Frank Lampard decided to introduce Christian Pulisic.

The American star last played for the Blues on New Year’s Day, in a draw game against Brighton.

His introduction was timely as he came on for Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the 55th minute, and it didn’t take him long to score the equaliser for Chelsea, as he scored within five minutes of his introduction.

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Pulisic has revealed how glad he felt to have helped the team and there were no specific instructions from the boss for him.

“I’m really glad that I could come in and help the team in any way that I could,” he said. “Luckily I was able to get a goal and also help us get a great result.

“The manager just told me to go on and try and help us win the game. There was nothing special or anything in particular, I just wanted to try and use my talents and see what I could do. I’m happy I was able to do that.

“I don’t think I actually hit it perfectly with my left,” he admitted, speaking about his far-post finish from a Cesar Azpilicueta cross.

“Luckily I got enough on it to steer it on target and I was just happy to see the ball go in.”

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