Chelsea FC head coach Frank Lampard has heaped praise on Christian Pulisic following his stunning hat-trick in the 4-2 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.
The attacker was handed with his first league start for the club after more than seven weeks and he made the opportunity count by scoring his maiden treble at the professional level.
Speaking after the game, Lampard was undoubtedly delighted with the performance from the former Borussia Dortmund man and said that the forward fully deserved to start on the basis of recent substitute displays.
“I’m absolutely delighted for him. A lot of talk around Christian for the big price tag, the fact he’s quite rightly a star in his country and plays for the US so well and captain of, so you get asked questions about it,” he told.
“I’m delighted to see him do that today. I know the backstory and the pressures of a move like that. He fully deserved his start today and it was a fantastic match-winning performance.”
With the victory, the Blues registered their seven straight win across all competitions and four of those have come through the Premier League, where they are comfortably placed in fourth.
Up next, the Blues have a home game against Manchester United in the League Cup fourth round and the fans will be hoping for revenge after the 4-0 drubbing at Old Trafford in the league season opener.
Since that game, United have looked out of sorts across all competitions and they have surprisingly failed to score more than once in the next 12 matches across all competitions.