Lampard reveals fresh Christian Pulisic fitness concern


Frank Lampard has revealed Chrisitian Pulisic is still struggling to find full fitness, with a niggling hamstring issue continuing to bother the Chelsea winger.

The American star has started only four matches in all competitions so far this campaign and only one game since October as he struggles to shake the hamstring problem.

Chelsea will play Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday in the Premier League and Lampard expects to have Pulisic available for the game, but he is not clear of fitness issues.

The Chelsea manager described the player as having ‘a tiny bit of awareness’ in his hamstring, which is why he missed the Champions League final group game with Krasnodar on Tuesday.

‘We’re the same as we were in midweek Hakim Ziyech and Callum [Hudson-Odoi] are out for around a couple of weeks,’ Lampard told a press conference ahead of Everton clash.

‘Christian Pulisic had a tiny bit of awareness off the back of the Leeds game [last weekend] in one of his hamstrings, but he’s training normally, so we should be as we were.

‘With Christian it’s a work in progress, I don’t want to call this an injury that he had in midweek.

‘If the game had been a different type of game it might have been a game where I would have used him, we know his abilities, that’s very clear, he showed them when he came on against Leeds last week.

‘I just have to find the way to get the best out of him regularly and consistently.’

Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi are both out of the action currently with hamstring injuries and will miss the game against Everton this weekend and also the game at Wolves on Tuesday.


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