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Frank Lampard assures there is ‘no doubt’ Hudson-Odoi will be handed opportunities at Chelsea

Frank Lampard assures there is ‘no doubt’ Hudson-Odoi will be handed opportunities at Chelsea

Hudson-Odoi impressing

Callum Hudson-Odoi enjoyed a breakout season under Maurizio Sarri in 2018/19.

The winger, though, was dealt an injury blow at the back and end of the campaign, which really appeared to hamper his development.

When fit last term, CHO proved altogether underwhelming, with it easy to see why Frank Lampard didn’t hand him too many starts.

When the likes of Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer, meanwhile, the writing appeared to be on the wall for the Chelsea youth product.

However, though he hasn’t started too regularly this season, especially in the league, Hudson-Odoi has still shown promise.

Lampard on Hudson-Odoi

The English intenational has racked up five goals and two assists, with his pace and ability to drive at defenders a real plus for Chelsea.

However, with Ziyech now back fully fit, the Blues faithful may have been concerned that Hudson-Odoi was set to be pushed back to a bit-part role once again.

When drawn on the youngster during a recent press conference, though, Frank Lampard was quick to assure that CHO will be handed plenty of opportunities to showcase his talents:

“He is playing at a really high level where we saw him last year, recovering from an injury. I think his confidence visually to beat his man, go one-versus-one, which he has to be about, wasn’t quite there.

“We have to understand that because he’s young and he’s come off the back of a really bad injury. Now we’re seeing that come back and we’re seeing him run behind the line, hence when he scores against Morecambe – I know it’s Morecambe, but he breaks the line and scores a goal.

“He’s doing that much more regularly now, which is what I ask from him. So his progression is there and he’s getting his chances and he will get more chances.

“At the end of the day, and I’ve said this after the game the other night, Christian Pulisic came to the club and had, in the end, a really good record of goals and assists – the best in his career – by the end of the season.

“Hakim Ziyech has come in and had a really good patch for us. Callum’s raised his game, so Callum will get his opportunities. There’s no doubt about that because he’s playing well, he’s playing better than I’ve seen him play for us and really contributing.

“That’s from his own hard work and natural talent. It’s good to see.”

Quotes via Goal.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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