Callum Hudson-Odoi should leave Chelsea claims Rio Ferdinand

Hudson-Odoi’s lack of game time

Callum Hudson-Odoi is one of the brightest prospects in English football.

Despite this, the young winger has been deprived of game time at Stamford Bridge this season.

Hudson-Odoi has yet to start a Premier League games this season and has only been used as a sub four times.

The 18-year-old is afforded more playing time in the Europe League, making seven appearances so far this campaign.


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However, only three of those games have been starts.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 23: Maurizio Sarri, coach of Chelsea looks on prior to the international friendly between Chelsea FC and Perth Glory at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

Ferdinand tells Hudson-Odoi to leave

In his brief playing time this season, Hudson-Odoi has scored four and assisted three in 16 appearances.

Hudson-Odoi also gives Chelsea an extra attacking edge and looks to be a threat every time he gets on the ball.

However, he doesn’t look like he will be a regular starter at Chelsea anytime soon.

As a result, Rio Ferdinand has urged the Chelsea youth product to leave London and follow in the footsteps of the likes of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson:

“I don’t know how he doesn’t get more game time.

“If I was him, and I am not getting game time, and seeing Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson flying in Germany, other young players who are getting game time in teams who I would consider myself better than, I’d be gone.

“I would be saying, ‘I am going’.

“I’d want to feel that I have a real chance of getting in the first team and opportunities.

“Under Sarri, until now, I think he will be sitting there thinking: ‘I don’t feel part of his plans properly when I feel I am ready now’.”As quoted by the Mirror.

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