Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has hinted that he could start to pick Callum Hudson-Odoi more regularly in his starting XI.
Aged 20, the Blues youngster has already had to deal with so much in his short career.
The attacker has had the pressure of being dubbed one of England’s best rising stars in the last few years, as well as overcoming a long-term injury problem.
But he’s a regular first-team player this season at Stamford Bridge and is showing great signs.
The rapid winger now has five goals and two assists in 17 games across all competitions.
Despite some exciting displays with his pace, directness and energy, he’s only started in two Premier League games so far.
Lampard has been discussing Hudson-Odoi ahead of Tuesday night’s Premier League fixture away to Leicester City and it sounds like the manager is suggesting more starts may be heading his way.
“Callum’s raised his game, so Callum will get his opportunities. There’s no doubt about that because he’s playing well, he’s playing better than I’ve seen him play for us and really contributing,” Lampard said, as quoted by Goal.
“That’s from his own hard work and natural talent. It’s good to see.”
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In terms of effectiveness when on the pitch, surely Hudson-Odoi has to be considered one of the best in the Chelsea squad this campaign.
He looks a breath of fresh air in the Blues team and they need that at a time where results are inconsistency.
The rapid wide player so often makes the impact from the bench and it would be great to see him recalled to the starting line-up to show his individual ability.