Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was more than happy as talked about USA national team captain Christian Pulisic after his sides 4-1 win at St Mary’s against Southampton.
The Chelsea manager has come under serious attack for his treatment of the former Dortmund star but club legend was happy with Pulisic contribution in his cameo.
Christian Pulisic came on for Hudson-Odoi in the 80th minute and he assisted Michy Batshuayi goal.
Asked by Sky Sports about the contributions of Chelsea’s entire squad, Lampard reserved special praise for Michy Batshuayi and Pulisic as they combined for their fourth goal at St Mary’s.
“It is and I get asked weekly ‘why is he not in the squad?’ and ‘why is he on the bench?’ when it comes to certain players. We need all of the players.
“You need the contribution of Michy coming on and getting his goal. He’s been training really well.
“Christian coming on with a great assist for the goal. Those players, absolutely we need them as the games come thick and fast.
“At the moment we are going well and keeping a similar core of the team. But we are going to need everyone and that means training at a level and being happy as a complete group when we come away and get a result like this.”
Watch his assist and the goal here
Christian Pulisic has assisted four goals for Chelsea in all competitions this season.