Frank Lampard says it is only a matter of time before Christian Pulisic starts games for Chelsea.
The American made a big impact after coming off the bench against Newcastle and Ajax and could now get a starting place against Burnley.
Speaking at a press conference, Blues boss Lampard praised Pulisic but pointed out he has other options in the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian.
But Lampard has told Pulisic that it is a question of when, not if, he gets a place in the starting line-up.
“The way he’s played he deserves a starting place regularly in the last few weeks, but so do others. It’s the nice problem that I have,” said Lampard.
“It’s brilliant that he’s coming on and making the impact that he’s making and of course he’ll get his starts – it’s the reason he’s here.
“But we’ve got Callum Hudson-Odoi who was top class last week against Newcastle at home in terms of creation.
“Willian, I declared him our best player in the great patch we had of four or five games.
“So they’re good options for me and Christian is getting stronger and getting more in the group.
“With some players who come here you have to give them a bit of time, particularly young players.
“He’s playing well so he’s certainly in strong contention.”