Callum Hudson-Odoi has given a glowing verdict on his Chelsea teammate Mason Mount, who assisted his goal on Tuesday night in the Champions League group stages.
The Blues secured a 2-1 away win against Rennes to qualify for the Champions League last-16, with substitute Olivier Giroud popping up with a stoppage time header.
Hudson-Odoi had put Frank Lampard’s side ahead in the first-half, as two Chelsea academy graduates combined for the goal.
21-year-old midfielder Mount picked up possession inside his own half and chipped an accurate through ball behind the Rennes defence that allowed Hudson-Odoi to run onto the ball before slotting a low finish.
Hudson-Odoi, 20, gave a special mention to his Blues teammate after the Champions League victory in France and praised his vision to set up his goal.
“I know Mason he works really hard. He presses really well in the middle so as soon as he got the ball I knew take off because I knew I was in front of the full-back and I knew he would find me straight away. His vision is amazing and he saw me straight away,” Hudson-Odoi told BT Sport 3 (7:57pm, 25 November).
One of the major benefits of having so many academy stars playing in the Chelsea first-team is the natural chemistry between them, as so many have come through the youth ranks together and already have a partnership on the pitch.
Mount is growing into his role as a central midfielder in the Chelsea XI and right now looks like one of the first names that Lampard selects to start.
Meanwhile, rapid winger Hudson-Odoi made the most of just his fourth start of the season against Rennes and did exactly what he needed to be pushing for more minutes.