Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has told fans that unhappy winger Christian Pulisic will not be leaving the club in the coming transfer windows.

There has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media over the past few days which has suggested that Pulisic may seek a loan move away from the club during the January transfer window if his game time does not improve under the guidance of Lampard.

The 21-year-old has struggled to nail down a place at Chelsea, despite being tipped to be the ideal Eden Hazard replacement, and has already vented his frustrations at being dropped from the Chelsea starting line-up over the past few weeks, but despite his troubles at the club, he looks set to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Boss Lampard has come out and even refused to entertain the idea that Chelsea could let one of the most exciting young players in the game leave the club, even on a loan basis to get some regular game time under his belt, halving only played ten minutes of action in the last four Premier League games for the Blues.

‘No,’ was Lampard’s reply when asked if Pulisic could be loaned out ‘With Christian he’s come to us in a big move, let’s make no mistake about it, and then he’s just turned 21 recently, and we’ve got a competitive squad here.

‘I said it before the last game, I always have a problem who to pick and people make my decisions in training or how they’re playing, and at the minute with winning four on the bounce I need the edge of staying in the team and keep performing and everyone is the same.

‘With Christian coming here, we have to protect him for that fact because he’s young. Christian, as with every player in the squad, needs to work hard in training, keep improving in training, see the direction we’re going, be a part of it, and show what you can do on a match day, and all the players are the same there.’

Look at the end of the day Lampard has to pick the side that he feels best suits his style of play right now, and although Pulisic is a very gifted young man, he is still adapting to the English game whereas many of his rivals are already adjusted to the Premier League.

He needs to be patient, he needs to work hard and he needs TO EARN HIS PLACE in the side, it cannot be handed to him just because he was such a superstar over in the Bundesliga.

He will get his chance to shine under Lampard, and when he does, he needs to take it.