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Christian Pulisic was not even called up as a substitute for the Champions League win over Lille as Frank Lampard recorded his first victory in Europe.
Chelsea secured a victory as goals from Tammy Abraham and Willian sealed a 2-1 win.
While speaking to Chelsea TV, Lampard sent a message to Pulisic saying all his attacking players “must be on edge”.
“He’s been really important. He’s a top player, I want to see him happy and have a smile on his face,” Lampard told Chelsea TV. “His work ethic has been brilliant. He can take people out with his speed and trickery, and he can score goals for us. ‘And that’s a lovely balance for the younger players.
“We have to have really strong competition in wide areas and attacking areas. It must be like that, it must be on edge, and I’ve got a few different options in that area. But Willian gives us experience and he’s shown in the last two games with goals on top of great work ethic and quality.”