What They're Saying: Frank Lampard

"Christian Pulisic is 20 years old and he’s come across from Dortmund. He will be a fantastic player for the club. He has got great ability. You saw little moments with his acceleration on the ball. But I have also got other options in midfield and in those areas, and I don't want to stick Christian straight into the fire without trying to help him along the way. It was one of those games where I felt it was better to start with Ross [Barkley] and Mason [Mount], who have been very strong in pre-season, and bring Christian on. If the game had carried on at 1-0, or we were back in the game as we should have been, he would have been a great injection. In the end, it was difficult for him because the game went quickly away from us." 

-- Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on not starting Pulisic, the Blues' $73 million signing, in the 4-0 loss at Manchester United. Pulisic came on for Barkley at Old Trafford in the 58th minute and didn't impact the game. (Goal.com)
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