Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has given Christian Pulisic a vote of confidence, as the winger looks set to make his Chelsea debut against Manchester United on Sunday.

The Blues signed Pulisic in January for £58million from Borussia Dortmund and then loaned him back to the German side for the rest of the season.

Lampard believes the 20-year-old American is ready, after working with him in pre-season, but also warned he could take some time to adapt.

“He has good ability, can beat a man, nice touch.

“He scored a couple of good goals in pre-season when he ran in behind defences, which is what I really want from my wingers or attacking players.

“We also have to give it time because of his youth. Changing leagues, this is the Premier League, which is the most competitive league in the world, but there are some good signs. When I say I want to look after him, I don’t want to sound like I am talking down to him.

“He comes into the squad competing to play, for sure. We must be aware that there is a bit of a transitional period. Hopefully not because he hits the ground running. I think he has the quality to do that,” Lampard told reporters at Cobham Training Centre.

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