Lampard provides injury update on Pulisic ahead of Bayern Munich clash


Christian Pulisic had promised Chelsea fans that he will be back ‘in no time’ following his injury during the FA Cup final against Arsenal but now, he has to ensure he is fit ahead of the start of the 2020/21 Premier League.

Frank Lampard has revealed that the United States winger needs up to six weeks to beat the hamstring injury he suffered in the 2-1 loss.

“With Christian Pulisic I think it’s going to be touch and go for the start of the season,” said Lampard.

“We’re probably looking around a six-week injury. So with six weeks, doing the maths, it gets very close to, and is probably into, the start of the new season.

“But we have to treat it right, the injury.”

Pulisic has racked up 11 goals and eight assists in his maiden campaign at Chelsea, and Lampard hailed the fast-improving forward for such an impactful start to the Stamford Bridge career.

“In the big scheme of things with Christian, when he reflects on his first season, the improvement levels coming here when you think of the goals and assists he’s had this year, it’s the best of his career,” said Lampard.

“And that’s his first year in the Premier League.

“From where he’s gone at the start to how he’s ended up and how he has played in restart, he should be very happy, and that’s down to his work.

“So we’ll get him fit, and get him ready. If he misses the first one or two games of the season, then we’ll have a firing Christian hopefully as hungry as he looked for the restart.”

The Blues are in Munich for their Champions League return leg match against Bayern today, hoping to overturn a 3-0 first-leg loss.

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