'Trying to get a bit bigger': Chelsea player says he's working hard in the gym to be more muscular next season

Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi has admitted he’s been hitting the gym this summer to try get more muscular ahead of next season.

Hudson-Odoi, 21, is a Blues attacker that saw his 2021/22 campaign interrupted through injury. He ended up making 28 appearances across all competitions last season, with only 15 coming in the Premier League.

The Englishman is in a group of current Chelsea forwards that can’t quite seem to nail down a permanent spot in Thomas Tuchel’s best line-up.

He’s dazzled with individual moments throughout his Stamford Bridge career so far, but it feels like there’s a lot more to come from the talented youngster.

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Hudson-Odoi hitting the gym

It’s interesting to hear the Chelsea wide man is targeting becoming more muscular next season.

In fairness, when you look at some of the world’s best wingers at clubs like Liverpool and Bayern Munich they mainly have explosive power to go with speed and flair.

He’s previously been pictured training recently in preparation for pre-season, which started today with the return of some players to training.

“For myself, I wanted to push myself to the max every time whether it’s on the pitch or off the pitch,” Hudson-Odoi said.

“I’ve been doing a lot of gym work off the pitch trying to get a bit bigger and stronger to try to be more muscular. But at the same time, on the pitch it’s been working hard doing individual sessions.”

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Chelsea future

Hudson-Odoi seemed in good spirits in today’s pre-season video, but there’s speculation in the media about his future.

It’s been reported that some ‘major clubs’ have reported approached Chelsea about the youngster.

He’s one of the crop to come out of the academy at Cobham, who many have had high hopes for in recent seasons.

Will this finally be the year he stamps his spot in the Chelsea XI?

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