Ever since becoming a regular name on Borussia Dortmund's starting XI, American winger Christian Pulisic stepped up as one of the most promising young players in the world.
Pulisic drew a lot of attention from European giants including Liverpool and Manchester United, but he eventually decided to join Chelsea to become Eden Hazard's successor once he left Stamford Bridge.
However, the 21-year-old has struggled to prove his worth when given the chance to start for the Blues, so Frank Lampard urged the fans and media to be patient with him while he continues his adaption process:
“I have got four wingers now that they are all fit. It’s normal to have an adaptation. He has shown some good moments. We must give him a bit of time to adapt because of youth, change of league and living. They are all different, have different pathways. We know he has played in the Champions League," Lampard claimed following his team's 7-1 triumph vs. Grimsby for the Carabao Cup, as quoted by Metro.
Chelsea fans were expecting the young winger to have a huge impact early on for the blues, but other young players like Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have stepped up instead and seem locked in at Lampard's starting XI for the long term, as he suggested when asked about the progress of the youngsters:
“I think the fact we are seeing a great number of them on the pitch speaks for itself. As a group, yes, there is a lot of work ahead of them. The step into the first team is the easier one, now it’s about staying in it. They all seemed very comfortable (vs. Grimsby). It was a different game to a Premier League game, but they are confident lads. They have every grounding and base needed," the former midfielder concluded.