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Lampard insists Chelsea new boy Pulisic will get ‘opportunities’

Frank Lampard has insisted that Christian Pulisic will get chances in his Chelsea side, despite his limited opportunities so far this season.

Chelsea agreed to sign the USA international last January, though he would see out the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Borussia Dortmund, before finally arriving at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Since his £58 million move to the Premier League, he was involved in the Blues first five games of the campaign in all competitions, but has since been an unused substitute during their last three outings.

Even though he was on the receiving end of a nasty-looking ankle injury, Mason Mount was picked to start the 2-1 defeat to league leaders Liverpool on Sunday, though club legend Lampard insists the American will get his chance.

“He has played a few games. Willian has come back in and been sharp and looked good,” Lampard said, as per chelseafc.com.

“I decided to go with Mason today because we needed to stay strong in midfield and play Mason higher up the pitch. Those are my choices to make. He will get ample opportunities as well.

‘There’s him on the bench, Pedro, Ross Barkley, Batshuayi who deserves more minutes for the way he’s training at the moment, and those are unfortunate choices I need to make.”

Pulisic could be handed an opportunity to impress against League Two outfit Grimsby Town as Chelsea get their Carabao Cup campaign underway on Wednesday evening.

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