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No Christian Pulisic for Chelsea! Frank Lampard drops USMNT star from Blues squad entirely for Arsenal clash

  • USMNT star missing from squad
  • No injury reported
  • Chelsea aiming for first win since March 7

WHAT HAPPENED? Lampard is aiming to guide Chelsea to their first win since beating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in March. However, Pulisic is missing from the squad entirely, with Noni Madueke and Raheem Sterling starting, and Mykhailo Mudryk, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz on the bench.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Chelsea have been in a rancid run of form and have lost their last three league fixtures, against Wolves, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Brentford. Pulisic has struggled with injuries this season and was on the bench against the Bees, although he did not come on.

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WHAT NEXT? Without Pulisic, Chelsea fell to a 3-1 defeat - Lampard's sixth straight loss as interim manager. They will look to break this streak against Bournemouth on Saturday.