Pulisic scored with a blistering left-footed to the
near post to give Chelsea a 2-0 lead in the first half of its match at Crystal Palace. The Blues hung on -- barely -- for a 3-2 win that moved them into third place when Leicester City tied Arsenal,
1-1, later on Tuesday.
Pulisic has scored in three of the five Chelsea games since the restart -- four wins and one loss -- and he's also created three other goals when he was taken down for two penalty kicks scored by teammate Willian and for a foul that the Brazilian converted on a free kick.
"He's hugely important because he's got great talent," said Lampard. "We know that. Earlier on in the season, at the start, he came here, difficult conditions in terms of [he] hadn't really had a break early in the season, but he started to play really well for us, and now he's moved his game on another level, not just in how he's going by people but real end product. Look around at the top attacking players in the world, and they score goals regularly to win games, and at the moment, he's doing that, so I'm delighted with him."
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