Callum Hudson-Odoi confirms police will take no further action regarding arrest in May/Winger unlikely to start for Chelsea vs Aston Villa

A recent report in the English media has cast doubt over Callum Hudson-Odoi’s potential involvement for Chelsea vs Aston Villa next week, whilst the player himself has offered an update on an off-field issue.

Aston Villa vs Chelsea

After a three-month break, Premier League football is finally set to return to our screens next week.

All of Arsenal, Manchester City, Sheffield United and Aston Villa will play out their games in hand on Wednesday the 17th of June.

This will be followed by a full round of fixtures on Friday the 19th.

Chelsea’s first tie back after the restart takes them to Villa Park, where they will face off against relegation-battling Aston Villa.

The Blues begin the weekend 4th in the Premier League table, but with things very tight in the race for a Champions League spot, Frank Lampard and co. could really do with all three points against a lesser opponent next Sunday.

Dean Smith’s outfit currently sit 19th in the English top-flight, whilst also possessing the worst defensive record in the league.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Chelsea FC at Turf Moor on October 26, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Latest on Hudson-Odoi ahead of Villa

One player who seems unlikely to be in from the off for Chelsea vs Villa, though, is Callum Hudson-Odoi.

According to the reliable Simon Johnson of The Athletic, CHO picked up a minor injury recently, which forced him to miss an in-house game last week, and a friendly vs Reading.

As a result, the winger is unlikely to start vs Villa, though Johnson adds that he was informed on Friday that Hudson-Odoi is due back in training in the next day or two.

Finally, it is revealed that the winger’s absence had nothing to do with legal issues. Hudson-Odoi was arrested on suspicion of rape last month.

Police will take no further action against CHO

In further news on Saturday, meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi has himself spoken out with regards to the aforementioned legal situation.

Writing in a post across his social media platforms, Hudson-Odoi confirmed that, after a thorough investigation, police will take no further action against him.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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