Chelsea attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi has enjoyed quite the week after being drafted into the senior England squad for the first time, as the excitement continues to grow around his future.
The 18-year-old is yet to start a Premier League game for the Blues, but has made his mark in the Europa League and supporters are desperate to see more from him.
He is a fleet-footed winger that appears to make the difference whenever he steps on the pitch and he did that with a bright cameo in the 2-0 defeat to Everton at the weekend.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is continuing to be conservative with his minutes, but needs to unleash him in the first team and should take a listen to comments from England captain.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has tipped Hudson-Odoi for the top after training alongside him on Tuesday.
Most importantly for Sarri he’s warned that he will chase regular first-team football somewhere and Chelsea fans will hope the player’s senior call-up for England can result in more minutes at Stamford Bridge.
“He (Hudson-Odoi) looked like he was enjoying himself out there today, scoring a few goals in training,” Kane said in a press conference, as cited by Sky Sports.
“We will see how his career progresses over the next year or so, whether he does that where he is now or maybe out on loan with another team. For young players coming through, it is vital that they play.
“Everyone knows he is a fantastic player but in football you go through ups and downs and that’s part of the journey.
“I’ve got no doubt he has the ability to play at the highest level.”
Kane has hit the nail on the head about Hudson-Odoi and the Chelsea boss has no excuse anymore not to ramp up his playing time during the remainder of the season.
There is certainly a lack of creativity going forward for the Blues when Eden Hazard is man marked out of the game, but the academy graduate can add another spark and it would be a huge mistake if they were to let him exit.