Lampard told he will have massive Pulisic dilemma, while Dutchman puts Chelsea on full alert after message
Christian Pulisic will offer Chelsea boss Frank Lampard a “good dilemma” once he returns to full fitness, says Ashley Cole.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was handed some serious money in the transfer window and invested very heavily on improving that attack, with the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech all brought into the club.
Werner and Ziyech have been thriving, with the former netting again in a 4-1 win over Sheffield United while the latter starred as a creative influence in that contest, and Havertz has been enjoying some great game time in the opening weeks of the game.
United States international Pulisic may now face a fight to recapture his place once recovered from the latest hamstring problem to hold him back, with others impressing in his absence, and Cole says Lampard will be embracing the selection headache he now faces.
The former Chelsea left-back told Sky Sports after seeing an ambitious outfit hit fifth spot in the Premier League table: “Frank has a dilemma but it’s a good dilemma.
“Pulisic at the back end of last season was on fire and everyone was like, ‘Wow look what this kid can produce’. He was the star of the team at the time.
“But now, with so many attacking options, it will be difficult at times when everyone is fit.
“I love having Mason in midfield. I think he brings energy, the quality and freedom for other players to thrive.”
Meanwhile, Shock Chelsea target Memphis Depay has hinted he is far from happy at Lyon following a cryptic dig at the club hierarchy.
After a dismal spell at Ole Trafford just a few seasons ago, Depay left the club in order to seek a fresh challenge in the French League with Lyon, and has become such a success, that he has been linked with a move to Chelsea and maybe even a move to Barcelona.
However, He was forced to stay at the Ligue 1 club over the transfer window, but they have been far from impressive this season. Just three wins in their opening nine matches leaves them in tenth spot.
And Depay appeared to hit out at the club, claiming problems behind the scenes. Reported by Get French Football News, he said: “The title? That should be our aim.
“Even if I cannot say everything going through my head right now… in terms of what’s happening, what I am seeing at the club, there are things that I honestly can’t say.”
Chelsea do not need Depay so it would be a massive shock to ever see him make the move to Stamford Bridge
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