Christian Pulisic

Pulisic suffered an abductor muscle tear on January 10 and has subsequently missed wins over Burnley and Hull, draws with Arsenal and Leicester, and a defeat against Newcastle.

Lampard revealed he was hopeful of the winger being available for the showdown with United, which will see Chelsea try and extend the advantage they have over the Red Devils.

”Hopefully he will be back on the other side of that break,” Lampard said. ”It is kind of in line with how we expected to be.”

Pulisic has scored five goals and two assists in 16 Premier League appearances this season and will be desperate to feature against United.


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