Chelsea fans have called for Frank Lampard to give Christian Pulisic more minutes on the pitch by starting him against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
On Pulisic, Lampard says we must remember he is still only 21 so he needs time to adapt to a new team and a new league. However, he has shown good moments in pre-season and since then.
That's all from Frank! There will be more on our website and app later today.#CHEBHA
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 27, 2019
The two sides go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge as the Blues manager looks to record his first home victory in the Premier League since taking over.
In his pre-match press conference, Lampard stated that the club needed to be patient with Pulisic as he still needs time to adapt to a new team and a new environment – highlighting that the United States of America international is only 21 years old.
Having provided three assists so far, Pulisic has gone on to play just 441 minutes for Chelsea since joining the club in a deal worth around £57.6m, which has been spread out over six appearances (Transfermarkt).
However, it would seem many Chelsea supporters are keen to see him add to that tally and are calling for Lampard to give the youngster his opportunity against Brighton from the beginning.
Here are just some of the reactions…
Just start him and he’ll adapt more quickly
— Julia (@juliarealm) September 27, 2019
Start him then?
— ً (@nazj_) September 27, 2019
How about starting him over willian so he can adapt asap.
— George lak (@unclegeo_lak) September 27, 2019
We need pulisic to start
— Hola marley (@MarleyHola) September 27, 2019
Love ya Lampard but that is a trash excuse for not playing the guy. He did just fine at Borussia… and that is a class organization always contending. Stop saying he is just a kid… play him and he will he just fine.
— Alex Hess (@Brickwallhess) September 27, 2019
He can’t adapt if you’re not giving him chance to
— cameron (@cameron95197043) September 27, 2019
I’m not happy with the treatment of pulisic… He needs to be given more playing time
— Atanlusi S. Taiwo (@ComradeModulus) September 27, 2019
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Hes right but he cant adapt withoit actually playing. Yesterday was good but he needs to play in premier league games. Brighton would be a great game to play him
— ęli (@cfcElii) September 27, 2019
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