Chelsea travel to Southampton on Sunday for a Premier League fixture and it’s vital they get three points going into the international break.
The Blues have victories in their last three games across all competitions and needs to keep up their recent momentum.
Frank Lampard does have some big decisions to make over his team selection against the Saints, especially after the 2-1 away win against Lille in the Champions League group stages on Wednesday.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is surely someone that will come into the manager’s thoughts and he should bring him into the starting XI.
The 18-year-old has understandably been eased back into the action from his injury, but he continues to make an impact from the bench and this weekend looks the ideal time to unleash him if he feels physically up for it.
He marked his senior return this season with a goal against Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup on 25 September and got 90 minutes under his bel.
The skilful attacker then came off the bench in the league to assist one goal during the win over Brighton, as well as a lively cameo in the Champions League.
Hudson-Odoi’s cross was volleyed in by Willian against Lille for a winning goal and he’s already making a sizeable impact on the team without hitting top form.
The Englishman is going to inject pace, skill and a real eye for goal when he’s a regular in the side, which is why he should get his chance away to Southampton.
Lampard should pull the trigger finally by promoting him to the XI in his favoured position on the left flank and he can make the team better with his arrival.