Frank Lampard has just announced his lineup for today’s game against Tottenham, and the Chelsea boss has pretty much been able to pick his dream XI.
The good form that the side has been in with Tammy Abraham up front and Timo Werner on the left means that the manager has left the returning Christian Pulisic on the bench.
A few months ago that would have caused uproar, as the US international starred in the post-lockdown period.
But the injuries and bad form he’s suffered since mean that nobody is surprised to see him left on the bench today as a potential weapon to use in the second half.
Fans on social media were just happy to see him back in the matchday squad, rather than desperate for him to start.
Most pointed to the crazy depth we’ve got now, with two amazing players like Havertz and Pulisic both on the bench.
You can see a selection of the reaction to the American’s return in the Tweets embedded here:
Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic ready on the bench to make an impact. Could be absolutely vital to getting a win here.
Our squad depth is incredible. pic.twitter.com/PPEYtXMbn2
— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) November 29, 2020
.@cpulisic_10 returns to the matchday squad following injury. 🙌 #CHETOT https://t.co/aS2gJvrX9v pic.twitter.com/6kxbotxT80
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 29, 2020
Pulisic back and where he belongs 😍
— Keir (@Kingkeir) November 29, 2020
Pulisic and Havertz off the bench: pic.twitter.com/OeIiUzlbkT
— Yahya (@CFCYahya) November 29, 2020
Why not in starter.??
— Kebun Binatang Gratis (@GratisKebun) November 29, 2020
Pulisic comes on against tired legs Spurs and make it 4-0.
You can’t make this up😁 pic.twitter.com/Hw7RdXYo8R
— ChelseaTillSatanRepents⁶𓅓 (@assahwayofalca) November 29, 2020
Imagine playing a game and having Havertz and Pulisic coming on from the bench. Squad depth 🔥
— Benaiah 💧🐐 (@kwamebenaiah) November 29, 2020
This is the lineup that makes the most sense. Starting Pulisic and/or…