Chelsea fans rage at Callum Hudson-Odoi's omission from Europa League squad to face Mol Vidi
With a busy schedule on his plate, Maurizio Sarri is using every opportunity to rotate his team.
And last nights Europa League game against Hungarian champions Mol Vidi was one such opportunity.
Sarri made eight changes to the team that faced Liverpool on Saturday, with players such as Emerson Palmieri and Gary Cahill getting a run-out.
Even fan-favourite Ruben Loftus-Cheek got his first start of the season.
However, the omission of Callum Hudson-Odoi from the squad to face the Hungarians proved a sticking point for Blues fans.
The 17 year-old had a good pre-season under Sarri, with the Italian assuring fans that he had a place in his squad.
But Sarri has named Hudson-Odoi in only one of his match-day squads, their 2-1 win against Liverpool in the EFL Cup.
The feeling of anger was only heightened following the news of Jadon Sancho’s inclusion in the senior England team.
Sancho and Hudson-Odoi are the same age, but due to a lack of playing time at Manchester City, Sancho left for Borussia Dortmund.
And he has excelled at the German giants, and is now a vital cog in their first team.
This therefore caused Chelsea fans to worry that they might lose Hudson-Odoi if he doesn’t play.
So, here’s how Chelsea fans took the news that Hudson-Odoi hadn’t even made the bench on Thursday:
Further evidence it was absurd Hudson-Odoi didn't play tonight.
— TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) October 4, 2018
The irony just cannot be any stronger. The very same day Sancho is called up to the senior national team, Hudson-Odoi cannot even make the bench against arguably one of THE weakest teams we will face this season.
— Ram Srinivas (@rramesss) October 4, 2018
On a day when Jadon Sancho, a teammate, a contemporary and sometime rival of CHO is called into the England squad, for CHO to have not made even the bench for a nothing tie in the Europa League is an absolute embarrassment for this club and it's structures.
— Socialism or Barbarism ⭐⭐ (@GrumpyN1ck) October 4, 2018
Surprised that Kovacic starts over Barkley, given his workload. More surprised that Ampadu doesn’t make the XI. Even more surprised that Hudson-Odoi doesn’t make the 18 #cfc
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) October 4, 2018