Lampard speaks on Pulisic benching in Chelsea's clash against Everton

Lampard speaks on Pulisic benching in Chelsea's clash against Everton

Lampard says Pulisic was uncomfortable in training in the past week.

Muscle injuries are everywhere in the league and it's not something anyone wants to see, feels the boss.

Lampard suggests that 5 subs are needed in order to ensure player welfare at a time when everyone's playing thrice in 10 days.

The injured players were missed sorely, feels the Englishman.

"He had to be left out. He was uncomfortable in training this week and yesterday. We did miss our three wingers who are injured," Frank Lampard said after Chelsea's 1-0 loss to Everton.

"It comes back to the same story, there are muscle injuries all over the Premier League. Rodriguez was out for them.

"When you watch Everton against Chelsea you want to see these sorts of players, exciting wingers. If you don’t you don’t see the best of the Premier League. 

"It comes back to something which I think will be addressed again with the five subs later in the week. In terms of player welfare, we are asking players to fly all over the world for their country and play three games in 10 days and then go again on a Saturday and a Tuesday. Players that are explosive at the top end of the pitch are getting issues.

"That’s the big picture. It’s frustrating. Every team has big squads. Everybody can pack their benches. Did we miss the wide players today? We did because they are big players for us."

Chelsea are currently without Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and now Christian Pulisic.

With all wide options exhausted, Lampard was forced to end the game against Everton with 3 strikers playing the front 3 roles.

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