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Lampard singles out one Chelsea player after two pre-season games

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has praised Christian Pulisic’s desire to get started on his career with the club quickly and believes the young American will be a big signing for them.

Pulisic signed with the Blues on a £57million ($72m) deal in January, but finished out the 2018/2019 season with Borussia Dortmund on loan.

The 20-year old just completed the Gold Cup with the US national team, where he scored three goals and added three assists, as he guided the Americans to the final.

Though the USA fell to rivals Mexico in the final, Pulisic was named the tournament’s best young player for his performances.

And while the Gold Cup final was only July 7, Lampard confirmed Pulisic will cut any prospective vacation short, to join up with Chelsea next week, just nine days after the Mexico defeat.

“Christian joins us on Tuesday. He’s had a short break, but he wanted to get back with us quickly, which I certainly appreciate.

“I appreciate that [coming straight off the Gold Cup]. It’s how I would have been.

“It’s a big move for him to a huge club. He’s a top young player. He’s only going to go one way in terms of his career – he’s going to go up and be a big signing for Chelsea. I hope so. I look forward to working with him.

“It’s important we start the season as well as we can. I know we have injuries – people back at Cobham now that are influential players for us at similar positions, so we’ll need him,” Lampard told reporters.