Lampard likens Pulisic to former Chelsea ace Hazard
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Lampard likens Pulisic to former Chelsea ace Hazard

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has likened Christian Pulisic to Real Madrid ace Eden Hazard. 

Pulisic has impressed Lampard as he feels the American's movement off the ball is one of the standout differences between him and Hazard. 

"Having played with Eden and seeing come to the club at a very young age, very similar to Christian, he had special talent straight away of being able to receive the ball, have great balance and be able to go past players so well and he would draw a lot of players towards him to open up space to others, he was pretty unselfish in how he would make assists in that way," Lampard said ahead of the visit to Selhurst Park. 

"I think with Christian he is possibly more direct in his style in terms of how he goes past players and runs off the ball, which I like."

"Eden would come and get the ball and take it past players a lot. I think with Christian he has the real ability to break a line and run forward which is a really great trait in the modern game. In terms of the comparison, why I stayed away from it the other night is because Eden has been here and done it and did it to an incredible level."

Pulisic was on target as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-2 to move third on the standings. 

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