A View from the Bridge: Chelsea fans believe that Hudson-Odoi should play on Thursday - The Chelsea Chronicle

A View from the Bridge: Chelsea fans believe that Hudson-Odoi should play on Thursday

The busy schedule continues for Chelsea this week as the Europa League returns.

Having played Liverpool in both the EFL Cup and the Premier League, Chelsea face Mol Vidi at Stamford Bridge on Thursday before travelling to Southampton.

And to gauge what the Chelsea fans are thinking about the busy schedule, I spoke to Andrew Sheavyn to find out.

On the Liverpool game in the league:

“I felt complete disappointment leaving the ground on Saturday evening. On balance, the draw was probably a fair result, but conceding a late equaliser against them is always going to be tough to take.

“Nevertheless, there were some big positives to take from the game. I thought we played well on the whole with great performances. Personally, I was happy to see our back four keep the ‘world’s greatest attack’ at bay for 89 minutes.

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“David Luiz and Marcos Alonso looked better defensively, and the work Jorginho does without the ball goes unnoticed – he stopped the service into Roberto Firmino which didn’t really get spoken about.

“I think we need more goals from across the team though. Eden Hazard and Alonso(!) are our two biggest goal threats and unfortunately over the season that’s not going to be good enough.

“A final point on the game… Liverpool’s myth of great support was evidence once again. I’ve heard Fulham make more noise at the Bridge.”

On the Mol Vidi game:

“I’m not going to say I’m overly aware of the Hungarian league, although from doing a little bit of research on them, they’ve actually been to a UEFA Cup final – a two legged tie with Real Madrid – which they lost 3-1 on aggregate but won 1-0 at the Bernabeu… yeah news to me too!

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“I’d love to see some players rested for this one and replaced with some younger players. Seeing a home-grown player like Callum Hudson-Odoi in these sort of games really gets us fans going.

“He’s an exciting player with so much ability. I think we’re all hoping he doesn’t go the same way as a Jadon Sancho and leave.”

On the upcoming Southampton game:

“Another big league game that won’t be easy. Southampton don’t appear to be the team they have been in recent years, but Mark Hughes loves to get one over on us so it’ll be tough.

“Hopefully we can dominate the game and make it count like we did against Huddersfield, rather than dominate with no punch like we did against West Ham.

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“Like I previously stated, it would be good to see some goals shared around. The midfielders and wingers in particular need to stand up and start finding the net.”