Frank Lampard was quizzed about Christian Pulisic’s future after he didn’t use the USA winger in Chelsea’s defeat to Valencia.
Pulisic, who has appeared four times for Chelsea so far this season, will hope for more action as Lampard’s side face an important run of fixtures including Sunday’s visit of Liverpool , an EFL Cup clash at home to Grimsby Town, and Champions League trips to face Lille and Ajax.
And asked whether Pulisic was in his thoughts, Chelsea boss Lampard said it was only Pedro’s Champions League experience that nudged him ahead in his selection on Tuesday night.
Lampard said of Pulisic: “He is in the plans.
“We have got the squad and the wingers to choose from. With Pedro’s experience in the Champions League it was a decision to make, but Christian is well in the plans.”
Pulisic, who turns 21 today, signed for Chelsea in January but only joined up with his new team-mates this summer after being loaned back to former club Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of last season.
One player who certainly has made an impression for Chelsea this season is England midfielder Mount – but he could face a spell out after going off with an ankle injury on Tuesday.
Asked about Mount’s injury, Lampard said: “He has got an ankle injury.
“We don’t know how bad it is, we are going to have to assess it in the next 24-48 hours to see the scale of the injury, to see how it is.
“It’s too soon to say. Obviously it was a shame because he was playing so well and started well and we had to make the change early.”