Frank Lampard issues Christian Pulisic injury update for Chelsea vs Tottenham

Frank Lampard has revealed Christian Pulisic is fit for Chelsea’s clash vs Tottenham (BT Sport/Getty Images)

Frank Lampard has revealed that Christian Pulisic is available for Chelsea’s clash with Tottenham on Sunday.

The United States international has missed Chelsea’s last five matches due to a hamstring injury.

But the winger has stepped up his recovery over the last week and is now in contention to make his third Premier League start of the season for Spurs’ visit to Stamford Bridge.

However, Lampard was impressed with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s performance after he scored the opener in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Rennes in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

And the Chelsea manager says he is aware that the 20-year-old is keen to get more minutes on the pitch.

‘Bringing him [Hudson-Odoi] into the team today, I knew he’d had a couple of good performances with the [England] Under-21s last week,’ Lampard said after Chelsea’s win over Rennes.

Christian Pulisic has started just two Premier League games for Chelsea this season (Getty)

‘I know he wants more minutes, so do other players in the team.

‘Christian Pulisic is back fit at the weekend. I have competition in that area.

‘So it’s not as cut and dry as if Callum isn’t getting minutes in a period it means he’s out of favour with me. He certainly isn’t.

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored Chelsea’s opener in their 2-1 win over Rennes (Getty)

‘But he is still a developing player, to a degree. The bit of quality he shows with the first two touches he showed before he got his shot away [against Rennes] is top class, I know he can do that.

‘And he’s come off the back of a really bad injury not that long ago as a young player.

‘There are lots of great things about Callum and there are things he can improve in his game and he knows that.

‘He’s a big player for Chelsea, he has a big future with us. I’m delighted for him. His all-round game today, on and off the ball, was fantastic and he gets his goal.’

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