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Fans react as Pulisic lands bench role vs Man Utd

Chelsea: Fans react as Lampard names Pulisic on the bench vs Man United

August 11, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The ex-Borussia Dortmund sensation was omitted from the starting XI.

Chelsea fans took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction after new signing Christian Pulisic failed to earn a spot in the starting eleven of Frank Lampard's first game in charge. The 20-year-old attacker would have to wait to make his full debut some other time having completed his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to the Blues this summer.

The USMNT star who has been tipped as the direct successor for the departed Eden Hazard impressed massively in the preseason. The attacker's most notable feat was scoring a brace against RB Salzburg in his side's last but one outing of their tour in Asia this summer.

Despite his prowess, Pulisic was overlooked by Chelsea boss Frank Lampard in the starting lineup for Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Instead, the Blues' manager handed academy star Mason Mount his full debut while deploying Pedro and Ross Barkley on the left and right flanks respectively.

England striker Tammy Abraham was also the preferred choice leading the attacking with Olivier Giroud on the bench. Lampard's choice of personnel has not gone down among fans of Chelsea who believe Pulisic should have featured in the starting lineup considering the magnitude of the encounter.

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