The ex-Blues midfielder isn’t convinced that Frank Lampard will annex the pursuit to get the England international because he is well-stocked for attackers.
Christian Pulisic has done enough to convince Chelsea of his values and should not fear the speculation regarding a possible move from the Blues to land Jadon Sancho, says Craig Burley.
Having finished one raid on Borussia Dortmund in 2019, another is presently being mooted in Stamford Bridge.
It’s been indicated that Frank Lampard will combine the struggle to lure England international winger Sancho away from German giants and deliver him back to his homeland.
Chelsea are, nevertheless, far from the only Premier League side said to maintain that particular transfer blend.
They also have plenty of attacking options currently on their books, with Hakim Ziyech poised to bolster those ranks when he completes a summer change from Ajax.
With this taken into consideration, and with Pulisic having impressed on the back of a slow start to his time in England, Burley believes the United States worldwide will have a big part to play in any future plans in west London.
The prior Blues midfielder advised ESPN FC:”[Chelsea are] unlikely to go for yet another broad playmaker because they have got a lot of them, including Pulisic. So that is less of a concern.
“There are different regions of the pitch, they may look to strengthen – midfield, striker, maybe another centre-back.
“They’ve got enough playmakers in my personal opinion.
“He faced the exact same thing in Dortmund before he left because he’d Sancho and [Jacob] Bruun Larsen, who had ousted him by the group.
“It’s not new for Christian Pulisic to be fighting for your location, that does not mean you’re a bad player immediately.
“Yes it is a concern when you are not enjoying but I do think he showed enough and showed enough to Frank Lampard in the period that he was there that he’s likely to be a big portion of the Chelsea plans moving forward.”
Prior to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown of competitive football, Pulisic had seen injury rule him out of action since New Year’s Day.
He had, however, taken in 23 appearances for Chelsea before being laid low, together with six goals, including a Premier League hat-trick against Burnley in October, scored over those outings.