Christian Pulisic has conceded he’s ‘very frustrated’ after Frank Lampard once again left him on the bench during Chelsea’s 2-0 league victory over Brighton.
Graham Potter’s team impressed in the first half and managed to keep Chelsea at bay until the 50th minute when Adam Webster’s foul on Mason Mount allowed Jorginho to score the first goal of the game from the penalty spot.
Dan Burn headed against the crossbar as Brighton looked to equalise before Willian put Chelsea out of sight with a strike with 15 minutes at Stamford Bridge.
Pulisic was unhappy as Lampard used all three of his substitutions by the 84th minute and the United States international vented his frustrations after the match.
The former Dortmund star has now been an unused substitute for the fourth time in five matches for Chelsea.
‘Yeah, of course, it is very frustrating,’ Pulisic told Pro Soccer Talk. ‘But I will continue to work my hardest because I want to play.’
Mount once again impressed and Lampard said he’s been surprised at how quickly the midfielder has established himself as a key part of his Chelsea plans.
‘The all-round game and quality of Mason,’ he said. ‘He is the catalyst for us getting in front with his sharpness.
‘He was brilliant for me at Derby. I did not expect this level but he is improving daily.
‘It is great for the club and a long time coming. The work is done in the academy. The mentality is great. They want to play for this club.’