Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has congratulated Christian Pulisic on being ‘a big part’ of the Blues’ 1-0 victory over Newcastle.

The American’s appearance in the second half was one of the key factors behind the team’s push for the victory and ultimately the game’s only goal that was set up by Pulisic.

“I’m really pleased for him,” Lampard said after the match. “He’s a hot topic because of the price tag, because of his status in his national team and his world status through that. And everyone has got a little bit carried away with the short term.

“The long term is that he’s come here and he’s just turned 21 and to see him play like he did today, and there’s a lot more to come. It’s not the end story.

“You can see his balance and awareness and you can see how he can play.

And there’s improvement to come as with all the young players, but delighted for him because he will feel good about that.

And he should do because he was a big part of us winning that game.”

Christian Pulisic is yet to become a guaranteed started after a €64m transfer. So far, he played 8 games in all competitions for the Blues (5 of them in the starting XI) and registered 4 assists.