Callum Hudson-Odoi should be available to face Liverpool for Chelsea on Thursday after picking up a minor knock against Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.
Hudson-Odoi was removed at halftime by Thomas Tuchel during Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.
The 20-year-old did reappear for the second interval, but took his place on the substitute bench with an ice pack strapped to his leg.
Tuchel confirmed his decision to make the change was purely based on Hudson-Odoi’s wellbeing, rather than for work rate or energy.
He also stated the problem was only ‘minor’ and that they remained optimistic that their England youngster would play a part at Anfield later this week.
More often than not, Hudson-Odoi has been one of the first names on Tuchel’s team sheet, despite their mini-saga against Southampton.
“Callum’s been fantastic for me and it’s on him to show me that every game and every day in training,” Tuchel told BBC Sport shortly after the incident at Saint Mary’s.
Blues supporters probably would’ve feared the worse when they saw their young star wrapped up in cotton wool.
His history with injuries hasn’t been pretty.
A ruptured Achilles tendon back in 2019 kept him out for well over a year.
Thankfully, Hudson-Odoi looks rid of his previous woes and is playing the football many expected him to be producing at this age.
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From the outside, this looks very positive.
Obviously, we can’t take any risks no matter how small the injury issue appears to be.
Callum has become a key part of Tuchel’s troop. His pace and delivery will be needed at Liverpool.