Frank Lampard insists: Pulisic can be on the level of Sterling, Mane and Salah

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes that Christian Pulisic has the ability and potential to become a goalscorer like Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. The 21-year-old American has made a massive impression since the Premier League returned after the coronavirus lockdown, scoring in Chelsea’s wins against Aston Villa and Manchester City.

“I think he can be a really big player, because he broke through at such a young age in Germany and he made a big move, obviously expectations rise but you have to keep the age in consideration,” Lampard said. “There is no doubt about his quality, we can see that and he is very keen to improve. He’s particularly hungry at the minute because he missed some time with an injury.”

“If he looks at players around him that have made that sort of a jump, he has the ability like Raheem Sterling to produce numbers from wide areas, like [Mo] Salah and [Sadio] Mane. He understands the work that needs to be done to do that. He definitely has the talent, he needs to get to that level. I’m delighted to have him at the minute, he works hard everyday, he has to set his sights as high as he possibly can.”

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