Callum Hudson-Odoi should follow in Jadon Sancho's footsteps and leave England to develop
As a youngster showing signs of his potential, Callum Hudson-Odoi is a firm fan favourite.
Following a pre-season under Maurizio Sarri in which he featured heavily, hopes were high that he’d feature with the first-team.
But he has been in only one match-day squad so far this season, and failed to come off the bench.
To the ire of many Chelsea fans, Hudson-Odoi’s only game time has come with the Under-23s and the England Under-19s.
And if he wants to fulfil his obvious potential, Hudson-Odoi should follow Jadon Sancho’s example and leave England to develop.
Sancho realised that despite his huge potential, game time at Manchester City was unlikely, so he forced through a £8m move to Borussia Dortmund last summer.
He made 12 appearances during his debut season, and scored his first league goal against Bayer Leverkusen aged just 16.
But this season, Sancho has really blossomed.
Most of his appearances have come from the bench but he has still found a way to make an impact.
Sancho has already opened his goal-scoring account for the season, whilst also picking up six assists.
And because of his strong performances for Die Schwarzgelben, he received the call-up from Gareth Southgate to the senior England side.
Sancho has set a precedent for all English youngsters saying that if they aren’t getting game time in England, there are plenty of foreign teams who will have them.
And Hudson-Odoi should heed Sancho’s example and move from Stamford Bridge in an attempt to fulfil his potential.