Pulisic would be given a new role – Lampard wants the American to play from the middle

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Frank Lampard says he sees Christian Pulisic functioning well from the middle as a striker, after seeing his side fall to a defeat against neighbors, West Ham at Stamford Bridge.

“We’ll see,” Lampard said at Stamford Bridge. “He’s got an ability to run behind the line and to be sharp in central areas, which will naturally get him more goals but I’m not going to say right now that’s the solution. We’ll see going forward.”

Lampard also answered questions on Oliver Giroud’s performance in the Premier league game against the Hammers.

“It was a difficult game for him. He didn’t get enough of the ball and then the couple of chances he had didn’t go in for him.

“It was a tough match for him but he wasn’t the only one who came into the team and the performance was slightly off it. It was not the easiest game”.

“We train hard. Some players, with the nature of how squads are in the modern game, we have to train hard to be at a level to come in. I wouldn’t want to point it to match fitness”.

“Michy has had a lot of performances to come on lately and has made a difference in certain games but it was just a choice for this game”.

“I don’t want to talk about match fitness or sharpness because we’re training hard,” he said. “I get it, I was a player and when you’re not playing regularly the need for games is big. But we have to be ready to try and come in”.

“We shouldn’t isolate individuals because then you could be talking about a player who has played every game and wasn’t quite as sharp. The reasons are never quite as simple as they seem”.

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