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Lampard hails his new rising star

Christian Pulisic, Chelsea
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Chelsea won yet again yesterday behind the second consecutive league match where Pulisic scored, boosting his position in the team.

After Tammy Abraham opened the scoring for the Blues, the team started playing much more relaxed at Vicarage Road.

This showed when Pulisic made a run to tap in Abraham’s assist, making it 2-0.

This proved to be a crucial goal as the Hornets managed to pull one out, but the match ended 2-1 for Frenkie’s men.

Jorginho, Chelsea
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 19: Jorginho of Chelsea celebrates after the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on October 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The former club legend and current manager, Frank Lampard, was specifically happy with Pulisic’s approach.

It’s no wonder he is, given that Lampard himself made a career out of similar goals and deep runs into the box, which made him the best scorer in club history for Chelsea.

“Christian and Willian, Willian takes people out of the game with his pace and I love that Christian scored a goal from four yards out,” Lampard said, as quoted by Express.

“He could have decided not to go the extra mile and that ball flashes across the face and no one gets on the end of it.

“If he continues doing that sort of thing then the goals will wrack up. His general performance was top as well.”

The Blues are now on a five-match win streak, putting them just two points behind Manchester City at the second.

Pulisic started playing some solid football, scoring hattrick last time out against Burnley, then solidifying his performance yesterday with another goal.

Chelsea and Lampard will hope that Crystal Palace can derail Leicester’s plans today as the North Londoners look for separation in the third spot.