Chelsea: Christian Pulisic makes debut in pre-season defeat


But, if their opening results are an indicator of how Chelsea will do under Lampard, it could be a very long season for the Blues. "I think it's important that I show that and then the decision will be his and the club's together".

In a statement, Mount said, "I'm really looking forward to the coming season now and working hard to have an impact here at Chelsea".

He is also expected to join the team in its pre-season tour, but it is not clear yet when the United States of America worldwide will arrive in Japan. When we have the ball, I want to move the ball quickly and create chances and win games and feel like we are playing football that we enjoy. That's not me saying I'm going to make the difference.

Chelsea were second best against Kawasaki and the raucous home crowd got what they wanted when Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao took advantage of some sloppy Chelsea defending to head the victor four minutes from full-time.

Chelsea are in action again on Tuesday, when they play Barcelona in Saitama, just north of Tokyo.

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But whether this was why he was roped in by the Blues, the prolific winger believes he has what it takes to improve the Chelsea team in Hazard's absence.

Pulisic added: "I think I have a lot of speed and creativity that I can bring to the game; quickness and different attacking abilities that can really help the team". He also became the club's highest goal scorer with 211 goals in a much-decorated career at the Bridge, before leaving for Manchester City.

There was a lot of love for goalscorer Damiao, the Brazilian who somehow never actually played in Europe despite speculation to the contrary virtually every summer, and the odd January.

Speaking in an interview ahead of Chelsea's pre-season friendly with Japanese side Kawasaki Frontale on Friday, Frank Lampard has noted that he wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at the club and will like to see him signing a new deal. However, they were beaten by Aston Villa there.