Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has received positive news on the injury front as Christian Pulisic could reportedly return before schedule.
The 21-year-old has played a key role for the Blues thus far this season, scoring six goals and providing six assists in 23 appearances.
However, he missed the convert Burnley after suffering an adductor injury, and as reported by The Sun, he was initially ruled out for a month.
Chelsea are handed a true boost though because the report goes on to suggest that Pulisic is now expected to only miss a few of weeks and can return before that initial recovery timeline to supply Lampard another vital option within the final third.
It’s added that the FA Cup clash with Hull City on January 25 has been earmarked as a possible return date for the USA international, then while that might mean he misses games against Newcastle Utd and Arsenal before then, it’s still great news for Chelsea that he’ll potentially be back in contention before initially expected.
It will be a timely boost for Lampard too if that’s the case, as Chelsea face a difficult schedule to start out February, with games against Leicester City, Man Utd, Tottenham and Bayern Munich.
With that in mind, getting another top attacking option back will surely be music to the ears of Lampard, who will little question hope that Pulisic can avoid any setbacks now and return before schedule as touted within the report above to offer Chelsea a lift.
The Blues are still holding on to fourth spot but with Man Utd just five points behind, they’re going to be wanting to have a totally fit squad between now and therefore the end of the season to make sure that they debar their rivals.
Source : caughtoffside.com