Fans left stunned after Frank Lampard told this £54 million Blues player ‘is too good for Chelsea’

Former United States international Alexi Lalas believes Christian Pulisic is ‘too good for Chelsea’.

The young American star was signed in hope that he could be the long-term replacement for Eden Hazard, and despite a slow start last season, he showed some glimpses of the ability he has before he picked up that injury at the end of the season.

The 22-year-old has yet to hit the ground running this season, but Lalas has praised Pulisic for trying to make things happen in the Blues’ 3-1 defeat to Manchester City last weekend, and has made a big claim that he is too good for the Chelsea side.

“I thought Christian Pulisic was incredible,” Lalas told his State of the Union podcast.

“I know at times it looked like he was trying to do everything himself but taking on two and three players at a time, his quickness, his one-two touches, all of that kind of stuff.

“If you watch that game [against Man City], a game in which Chelsea got completely destroyed, I’m hard-pressed to find anybody who would watch that game and single out Christian Pulisic as a bright spot.

“That’s not always the case when Christian Pulisic plays, but in this game I actually appreciated and respected the fact he constantly went searching for the ball. He was constantly doing what he does so well which is take players on. At times it was two, three players, at times ultimately that last guy would nick the ball, but it wasn’t as if he had options up there so you’d say, ‘why’s he trying to do everything himself’ or, ‘he’s doing too much’.

“Here’s the problem. The way we’re talking about this performance from Christian Pulisic is of a player who shines despite the fact that he is not playing with the best players, or is playing against vastly superior opposition and still being able to show.”