Lampard: ‘We should have killed the game off’ at Palace; praises Pulisic, Willian

Lampard on Pulisic
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Frank Lampard’s Chelsea continues to put the pressure on its top four combatants.

The Blues won again on Tuesday, an uneven but potent performance that produced a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The goals were there but the defense a question mark. Kepa Arrizabalaga made a great late save after allowing an ugly goal earlier, while Kurt Zouma stormed into the box to tackle Wilfried Zaha with the win on the line in stoppage time.

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Was Chelsea fortunate?

“In the last few minutes, maybe,” Lampard said. “We should have killed the game off. Some slight wrong decisions. Kepa makes a great save, Kurt a great tackle.”

Lampard hailed his wings after Willian and Christian Pulisic again starred in the Chelsea kit. Pulisic has three goals and has drawn two penalties in five PL outings during Project Restart, while Willian has four goals and two assists in that span.


It’s becoming a trend to hear Frank Lampard’s answers to questions about Pulisic, as the winger has been tremendous for Chelsea since the return from the coronavirus pause.

He scored on Tuesday, his eighth Premier League, belting a left-footed shot past the flailing Vicente Guaita to make it 2-0.

“I knew the talent that Christian has. It’s a physical league and he has come in and been great for us. The quality for us and the end product is great.”

Chelsea’s 60 points will be good enough for third if Arsenal holds on to beat Leicester City on Tuesday (The Gunners are ahead early on a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal).

The Blues face Sheffield United, Norwich City, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Wolves to finish the season.