Chelsea 3 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Chelsea hosted Sheffield Wednesday in the 4th round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
With Liverpool, Tottenham, West Ham and Everton already out, Chelsea will have been keen to ensure the same fate did not befall them.
The Blues have also booked their place in the League Cup final earlier this week after beating Tottenham.
To get to the 4th round Chelsea beat Championship side Nottingham Forest 2-0.
Hudson-Odoi nets for Chelsea
Prior to Sunday’s game, it was reported by Sky Sports that Callum Hudson-Odoi handed in a transfer request as he looked to force a move to Bayern Munich.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has put in a transfer request at Chelsea as he tries to secure a move to Bayern Munich, @SkySportsNews has been told.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 26, 2019
Despite this, Hudson-Odoi started vs Sheffield Wednesday.
The game got off to a rather slow start but a Willian penalty would give Chelsea the lead in the 26th minute.
Callum Hudson-Odoi would then double Chelsea’s lead in the 64th minute with a superb goal.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) 27 January 2019
The goal vs Sheffield Wednesday was Hudson-Odoi’s 5th goal contribution in five games for Chelsea.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 27, 2019
Gianfranco Zola also gave an update on Hudson-Odoi’s future after the game.
Zola on Hudson-Odoi: “We can do as much as we can do. He has a lot of strong players next to him, but we still find a place for him to stay.” Stresses that it isn’t easy for an 18-year-old to get a game at any of Europe’s big clubs.
— Dan Levene (@danlevene) 27 January 2019
Social media reaction
After impressing vs Wednesday, many Chelsea fans have pleaded with the youngster to remain at Chelsea.
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) 27 January 2019
— Toby David (@tobywrites_) 27 January 2019
— RenoRaines (@splinteerrs) 27 January 2019
@calteck10 please stay mate Germany is shite anyway
— Alfie (@cfc_alfie) 27 January 2019
— Kenneth Klingenberg (@KennethKK) 27 January 2019
Praise him some more and he might stay
— Claire (@Clairey_Galvin) 27 January 2019