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Chelsea should give Callum Hudson-Odoi start against Tottenham

Chelsea host Tottenham on Wednesday night in the Premier League and manager Maurizio Sarri should start Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Blues go into the contest on the back of a Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City, which will have taken a lot out of the players after it went the distance to penalties.

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Sarri’s team desperately need a victory to breathe some new life into their hunt for a top four finish and that means overcoming a strong opponent.

Both Willian and Pedro started in the final defeat to Manchester City, which is why they should drop down to the bench.

Hudson-Odoi was used as a substitute at the weekend, but the attacker should be feeling fresher and ready to be unleashed on Spurs.

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The 18-year-old has been a rare feature in the XI this campaign and started six senior games across all competitions, with none of them coming in the league.

But the right-winger is good enough to make an impact against Spurs and it will help with the fixture being player at home.

The England Under-19 international has got the pace and trickery to ask some different questions of defenders, while his presence would massively boost supporters.

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Hudson-Odoi is a rising talent that grows more confident every game and trusting him in a major league fixture would be a statement.

Chelsea could finish the night in the top four if results go their way, but a worst case scenario they could be six points behind fourth.

Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.