Chelsea did something on Tuesday night in the win against Juventus that has now only been done three times in Champions League history.
OptaJoe reports there were three different English goalscorers in the same Champions League match for just the third time ever.
Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi were all on the scoresheet during Chelsea’s 4-0 demolition of Juventus this week. It’s extra special to see the English trio thrive in the first team after developing in the Blues academy.
They replicated the success of two former Manchester United teams.
Chelsea’s current squad has a core nucleus of talented English players, something that was the bedrock of Man United squads at Old Trafford over the years.
Cobham feeding Chelsea success
It’s no surprise to see Chelsea match Man United’s record in the week because so many talented English players have been developed in the academy. Incidentally, Ross Barkley and Ben Chilwell are two English players signed from elsewhere, rather than come through the system at Cobham.
England boss Gareth Southgate must have a close eye on Stamford Bridge every week.
There is a feel-good factor around the Blues right now given their success on the pitch and it’s great to see the English crop be effective among a Chelsea group filled with global superstars.
What next for Hudson-Odoi?
Hudson-Odoi is one Chelsea academy graduate whose name has been whispered about for several years.
The 21-year-old attacker is enjoying a great run in the XI right now where he’s playing some eye catching football, but it’s a huge task to stay in the best line-up.
Thomas Tuchel’s faith in him appears to be growing, with the manager admitting he was impressed by him during the international break.
Hudson-Odoi was excellent in the Champions League groups stage rout against Juventus, so is surely in line to keep his spot against Man United this weekend.
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