In his first Premier League appearance for Chelsea in five weeks, Christian Pulisic
came off the bench late in the Blues' game at Southampton and set up Michy Batshuayi
for the final
goal in a 4-1 win.
Pulisic played a lovely ball into space for Batshuayi to run on to it and slip it past Southampton keeper Angus Gunn
in the 89th minute. The win gave Chelsea
four wins in the last two weeks and a total of 15 goals in the four games.
Manager Frank Lampard
has been adamant that he can't play all his young players. They include Tammy Abraham
(21) and Mason Mount
, who have been called up for England's Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, along with Ross Barkley
“One of my problems in this job is that I have good players and everyone has their story," Lampard said before the game. "Christian has a price-tag, Ross Barkley is an international player,
so too is Mason Mount.
has just signed a new contract, Bayern Munich wanted to buy him, he is an international player. Ruben Loftus-Cheek
will come back and be an international player… and I can’t pick them all in the game, unfortunately.
“All I have to demand of them is that they show me in training
or show me in the game, when they get the chances to play, that they are worthy of their place."
After the win over Southampton, Lampard said Chelsea's depth will be criticial for its
"We need all of the players," he said. "You need the contribution of Michy coming on and getting his goal. He’s been training really well. Christian coming on
with a great assist for the goal. Those players, absolutely we need them as the games come thick and fast.