Lampard’s regret as Pulisic missed a massive chance before limping out injured

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Christian Pulisic was one of the stars on display as Chelsea lost in the FA Cup final against Arsenal.

The Blues winger had initially scored the opener before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the equaliser.

Pulisic had a good chance to put Chelsea in front yet again, but he clutched his hamstring and spurned the chance away and had to leave the pitch in pains.

Speaking at the end of the game, Lampard admitted that he rued the missed chances and wondered what would have been if Pulisic found the net with that chance.

An FA Cup final can never be a stroll. We allowed Arsenal back in the game and from that point onwards, it’s always going to be difficult. A lot of today was on us.

‘In the second half we came out brighter, if Christian goes through and scores as opposed to missing and doing his hamstring – well, the circumstances in the game conspired against us.

‘It’s been a busy period for us. The players have given everything. With 10 men the last 20 minutes was a really difficult challenge for them. We shouldn’t become too stuck on today. Of course we are disappointed tonight, but over the season as a whole what we have managed to do, come where we did in the league, is a huge plus for us.

‘Today would have been the icing on the cake but it wasn’t to be.’

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