Champions League: Pulisic, Batshuayi Combine To Give Chelsea Three Points
Batshuayi celebrates a goal against Ajax/Sky Sports

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has lauded Christian Pulisic after the London side defeated Ajax 0-1 in a UEFA Champions League game on Wednesday.

Concise News understands that Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi netted the lone goal for the Blues in the encounter with the assist coming from Pulisic.

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Speaking after the clash, Lampard hailed Pulisic, 21, for his sterling showing for the Blues against the hosts in Amsterdam.

“You have to give Christian (Pulisic) huge credit because the assist was as important as the goal,” Lampard said.

“His performance tonight and the last couple off the bench might show that. I didn’t listen to the outside talk. I understood the quality of Christian, he is just 21. I have options.

“Christian wants to know what is going on always. I have stayed calm with it. He wants to do well. Training like he has makes me very happy.”

Furthermore, he admitted: “We respected Ajax, that is how we should be. I do focus on ourselves.

“The great thing at the moment is the desire and I think we are in the right direction. The signs are good. Five wins in a row can be dangerous, six wins could be even more dangerous.”

Reds On Course

Liverpool beat Genk 4-1 on Wednesday, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scoring two wonderful goals on his first return to Champions League action in 18 months.

The English midfielder suffered a serious knee injury the last time he stepped onto a Champions League field against Roma in April 2018, but it took him less than two minutes to find the back of the net with a lovely long-range finish.

There was another sensational effort from Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 57th minute, which was followed up by more delightful goals from Sadio Mane (77) and Mohamed Salah (87).

Nigeria’s Stephen Odey (88) replied for Genk, who deserved a goal for their performance, but Liverpool were just too strong.