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‘Pulisic can be as good as Sterling, Salah and Mane for Chelsea’

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Frank Lampard believes Pulisic is capable of emulating the goalscoring feats of the likes of Liverpool duo Salah and Mane or City winger Raheem Sterling.

Pulisic has hit the ground running following the Blues’ return to action to leave Lampard delighted, but the Chelsea boss feels the 21-year-old can deliver even more.

The United States international grabbed a goal in his side’s 2-1 home win over Manchester City on Thursday.

It was his seventh in the Premier League this season and it meant Pulisic is now Chelsea’s second top scorer in the league.

The 21-year-old has shown he can score different types of goals, and Lampard now wants to see Pulisic ambitious and chase the kind of goal-scoring numbers that other top wide players are achieving.

“I think he can be a really big player,” Lampard said via the Telegraph.

“Because he broke through so young in Germany and he moves to us, people’s expectations rise, but we have to take his age into consideration.

“There’s no doubt in his quality and you can see that. He is very keen to work and improve. He is particularly hungry at the minute because of his injury.”

“And if he wants to learn, and he does, on the training pitch and how he sees the game, he needs to look at the players he sees around him who have made that sort of jump like the Raheem Sterlings, Sadio Manes and Mo Salahs who are now producing numbers [of goals] from wide areas.”

Lampard added that Pulisic already has the talent to emulate all of the above mentioned players but only needs to put in more effort.

“It is important that he understands the work he needs to do to do that because he definitely has the talent to do it. He needs to try and get to that level and I am delighted to have him at the minute. He works hard every day and he has to set his sights as high as he can.”

Pulisic would be looking to continue his impressive form for Chelsea when the Blues face Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals later on Sunday.