Chelsea were desperately seeking out an equalising goal at home to West Ham on Saturday, and desperate times forced desperate measures.
Lampard had turned to Olivier Giroud in the absence of top goal scorer Tammy Abraham, who was out with a hip injury.
But he didn’t show up to the occasion and he put on a poor showing.
So where does Lampard go next? Michy Batshauyi would be the obvious choice to bring on. But no, Callum Hudson-Odoi was the man to come on and give it a go next.
But the natural winger stayed out wide, and it was actually Christian Pulisic who was given the task of playing as a striker, or as a false nine as it’s known when a winger plays centrally.
The goal didn’t come, and Chelsea, Lampard, and their supporters, all left the stadium hugely disappointed.
Pulisic actually looked good centrally, and everything was going through him, he certainly looked more of a threat as a striker than Giroud did that day.
So could we see him there again any time soon? Lampard hasn’t ruled it out.
As reported by The Athletic, when asked about Pulisic playing there again, Lampard said:
“I think he’s got an ability to run behind the line and be sharp in central areas, which would naturally get him more goals, but I’m not going to say right now that’s the solution.
“We’ll see as we go forward.”