Christian Pulisic admits frustration at lack of Chelsea game time after being left on the bench by Frank Lampard again

Christian Pulisic admits his lack of game time since arriving at Chelsea has been ‘very frustrating’.

The American winger has not played a single minute of the last three Premier League games after being left on the bench again during the 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday.

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Christian Pulisic has endured a rough start to his Chelsea career
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And the return of Callum Hudson-Odoi, who made his first Premier League appearance of the season as a substitute at Stamford Bridge, adds further doubt to Pulisic’s place in the starting XI.

However, despite his frustration, the £60million signing from Borussia Dortmund is determined to work his way back into Frank Lampard’s thoughts.

“It is very frustrating,” he told NBC Sport. “But I will continue to work my hardest because I want to play.

“He (Lampard) said to keep working and I have to improve myself in training and try to get back in the line-up.

“The city is great, I’ve enjoyed it. It has been good but it has been a change.

“There are going to be challenges, I knew it was going to be tough coming here.

“It is never going to be easy. I’ve got to grind out. I want to be back and be a part of the team and help the team win games.”

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Lampard has told Pulisic to keep working hard in training
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Lampard – who has made first-team regulars out of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori – insists 21-year-old Pulisic needs time to adapt.

“It is normal to have an adaptation period,” Lampard said earlier this week. “He has shown some good moments this season and in pre-season but he must do it daily.

“He needs time to adapt but we support him on that. His time will come.”

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