Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has given an update on Christian Pulisic’s injury ahead of the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The attacker is yet to play in Chelsea’s last five games and he is in line to play against Spurs on Sunday when Jose Mourinho’s men come to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

“Christian Pulisic is back fit at the weekend. I have competition in that area.

“So it’s not as cut and dry as if Callum isn’t getting minutes in a period it means he’s out of favour with me. He certainly isn’t.

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“But he is still a developing player, to a degree. The bit of quality he shows with the first two touches he showed before he got his shot away [against Rennes] is top class, I know he can do that.

“And he’s come off the back of a really bad injury not that long ago as a young player. There are lots of great things about Callum and there are things he can improve in his game and he knows that.

“He’s a big player for Chelsea, he has a big future with us. I’m delighted for him. His all-round game today, on and off the ball, was fantastic and he gets his goal.”

The American star has played just three Premier League matches so far against Crystal Palace, Southampton and Manchester United and his only goal in the 2020-21 campaign came in a 3-0 victory over Russian side FC Krasnodar in the Champions League.

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