Frank Lampard led Chelsea to a 1–0 win over Newcastle United after performances by Callus Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic.
The Blues were bayed by a disciplinary defensive performance from Steve Bruce at Stamford Bridge before Hudson-Odoi opened fire with 73 minutes of play to set up Marcos Alonso at home.
Hudson-Odoi was Chelsea’s most dangerous attacking player during a largely lifeless first 45 minutes and scored the most goals scored by a teenager from Chelsea since Romelu Lukaku in May 2012 – before he stopped. Would be replaced by a time of pause for a grand reception. Home fans.
“I felt he was good in terms of product on the wing, really good, and carrying people,” said 18-year-old Lampard, who has assisted a goal in three consecutive league matches. “He seemed sharp, people are getting – a big danger. I’m really pleased with that.
“The final product would come with Calum even more. By coming in and taking away his shots, he was giving them a big problem, so it was great to see and for the fans. Calum needs to do that.
“There is another side of the game, off the ball. He knows he can get better at that, and he will. He has a glimpse of some of the special stuff he has got today.”
Lampard was also pleased with Pulisic during the 26-minute outing as a second-half substitute for Mason Mount.
The United States star missed a good chance to break the deadlock, but helped bring extra mobility to the Chelsea attack as they held the visitors back in their own half.
The place of Pulisic in Lampard’s plans has come under scrutiny as he has not started a league match since August, but the Blues boss has no doubt that the 21-year-old has a lot to come.
“I’m really pleased for him,” he said. “He is a hot topic because of Price, because of his position in his national team and his world position through that. And everyone has gotten a little off with the short term.
“The long-term is that he has come here and he is just 21 years old and saw him play as he has done today, and more to come. This is not the final story.”
Lampard admitted that they were concerned that the international break could affect the pace of Chelsea, who have now won five consecutive matches in all competitions, so pleased with the way their players responded with a flat first-half performance. Were.
“If there was one concern, it was that the international break might have cut the pace and we would forget the good things we were doing to achieve those results.” “But especially in the second half, you saw a feeling and energy in the team.
“Now every game, we need to go back to basics and keep trying to take those wins because it’s a tough league. When you look at the results, you realize how tough it is. You Do not take anything.