Christian Pulisic suffers injury setback as Chelsea begin preparations to face Manchester United

Christian Pulisic has been missing for Chelsea due to a thigh injury (Visionhaus/Getty)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits Christian Pulisic has suffered a setback as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury.

The 21-year-old, who has scored five Premier League goals this season, has been sidelined since New Year’s Day.

Lampard has revealed that Pulisic was due to return to training before Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City on Saturday but the winger was forced to withdraw.

And the United States international could now be a doubt for Chelsea’s clash against Manchester United on February 17.

‘It is hard to answer [when he will return],’ Lampard said after Chelsea’s draw with Leicester City.

Christian Pulisic has been sidelined since New Year’s Day (Getty Images)

‘We tried to get him out this week and step it up a little bit but we had to pull out of that.

‘So the break might have come at a good time because it buys us a couple of weeks.

‘I won’t have an answer till we’re back training.

‘Yes, [we miss him] because he’s a quality player and was having a really good patch pre-Christmas.

‘But others have to stand up too. But, of course, we’ll be happy to have him back.’


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