'Come on a lot': TalkSPORT pundit thinks 21-year-old Chelsea player has really improved this season

Tony Cascarino has claimed he’s spotted a big improvement from Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi so far this season.

Hudson-Odoi, 21, is part of a strong attacking unit at Stamford Bridge all competing for starting positions under Blues manager Thomas Tuchel.

The English attacker has two goals and three assists in 18 appearances this campaign, which included a brilliant cross that assisted Romelu Lukaku’s header in the 3-1 win against Aston Villa on Boxing Day. Incidentally, Cesc Fabregas praised his display a few days ago at Villa Park.

He’s not yet a nailed-on starter in the Chelsea XI. In fact, there are only handful of players you know Tuchel will rely on in the majority of games.

Hudson-Odoi often looks the most direct winger that injects pace to the team when he plays, so it’s up to him to keep impressing on the pitch. The Blues academy graduate definitely has the backing of supporters, too.

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TalkSPORT pundit Cascarino feels the 21-year-old is getting better:

“I thought Hudson-Odoi played well [against Aston Villa]. I think he’s come on a lot this season,” Cascarino told talkSPORT (6:10am, 29 December).

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Chelsea teammate will love Hudson-Odoi

Blues centre-forward Lukaku is someone that will surely love playing alongside Hudson-Odoi more often in the final third.

Lukaku, 28, is a lethal striker that wants deliveries into the box and service from the wide areas is absolutely crucial to him.

He linked up well with Hudson-Odoi against Villa, something that could be a really useful combination for the Chelsea team moving forward.

Chelsea supporters are still waiting to see peak Lukaku since he re-signed at the beginning of the season from Inter Milan and the relationships he’s building on the pitch with teammates will be crucial in the long-term.

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