£120k-a-week Chelsea player's form has dropped off lately, but it's really not his fault - TCC View

Callum Hudson-Odoi’s rollercoaster Chelsea career has hit a very minor bump in the last two weeks, but it’s not really his fault.

Hudson-Odoi, 21, is a massive fan favourite after breaking into the Blues first team a few years ago from the club’s glittering academy.

The English attacker was very recently enjoying a great run in the starting XI during part of October and the whole of November, something that’s not easy given the competitive squad at Stamford Bridge.

For example, he scored in the 4-0 European win over Juventus. In addition, the speedster was getting regular chances starting in his favoured attacking position, which is on the left flank running at opposition full-backs.

However, he’s not to blame for a small drop off.


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Chelsea talent Hudson-Odoi really unlucky right now

Of course, Hudson-Odoi’s got to be performing at a very high standard to keep in Thomas Tuchel’s line-up.

He’s been guilty of being inconsistent during his Blues career so far, which is normal for someone his age, but he was looking very sharp only a couple of weeks ago.

Tuchel harshly left him as an unused substitute in the win over Watford, albeit he may have been resting him after lots of game time. However, it’s the two most recent matches where he’s been extremely unfortunate.

Many Chelsea fans will have expected Hudson-Odoi to be back in an attacking role last weekend against West Ham, but that wasn’t the case. Instead, he had to cope with a spot on the bench and his action as a substitute saw him drop into a left wing-back role he’s hardly a natural in.

Hudson-Odoi was back in the XI on Wednesday evening in the 3-3 draw against Zenit St Petersburg but this time in a right wing-back position.

It’s no surprise to see him much less comfortable when asked to cover as a wing-back and it’s a shame to see him disrupted when he was thrive as a winger.

He may now need to be patient waiting for his next chance in the frontline to get back to his best.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.