Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi has confirmed he is already back in training in preparation for the new season.
The 21-year-old shared highlights on Instagram of his pre-season work, as he hopes to break back into Thomas Tuchel’s plans.
The England international has not featured for the Blues since January, where he starred in a big London derby win over Tottenham.
An achilles injury pretty much ended Hudson-Odoi’s season, with him still making 28 appearances in all competitions despite missing the last four months of the campaign.
The academy graduate will feel he has a point to prove, with the Blues linked to a vast array of attacking talent in the transfer window.
Raheem Sterling and Ousmane Dembele are two of the players linked most strongly with a move to Stamford Bridge, with his fellow Englishman playing a similar style to his own.
Tuchel will be hoping to solve the problem of a lack of goals from attackers, with Hudson-Odoi one of those that can be pointed to as wasteful last season.
He scored just one goal in the league last season, and even though he operated as a wing-back for some of his appearances, there were a number of important chances missed at crucial times by the academy graduate.
It feels like the Stamford Bridge faithful are waiting to see the breakout season of Hudson-Odoi, having promised so much in his time with the academy.
He seems to have gained the trust of Tuchel, whether that be as a winger or filling in a wing-back role, with the width representing most of Chelsea’s attacking prowess.
The England international will have to become a far more consistent finisher, with proven goalscorer Sterling rumoured to be on his way in providing more competition to the wide attacking positions.