Frank Lampard wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to be central to Chelsea

Hudson-Odoi shines for Chelsea

Callum Hudson-Odoi had an excellent 2018/19 season with Chelsea.

Once Maurizio Sarri began to give the 18-year-old more game time, he proved to be a real attacking threat for the Blues.

In total, Hudson-Odoi made 24 appearances across all competitions last season. A fair few of those, though, came off the bench.

CHO was also a standout star for Chelsea in the Europa League, scoring four and assisting two in nine appearances.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 03: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea applauds fans following victory in the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on April 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Lampard on CHO

Hudson-Odoi has also been attracting the attention of German giants, Bayern Munich.

However, Frank Lampard is now in charge at Stamford Bridge, and he seems pretty keen to keep hold of the young prospect.

Lampard has stated that he wants CHO to remain at the club, and that he will be central to Chelsea’s plans moving forward:

“I have seen Callum come through and he is a fantastic talent. We all know that and I will speak to him and I want him to stay.

“I know the club want him to stay and for me, he is going to be central for us on the pitch. And that is the opportunity that is really in front of him now, certainly from where I am sitting. So that is something I will speak to him about and I hope he stays.

“When I say he is going to be central to it, there are things as a young player that he will want to improve and there are things through natural development that will improve.

“So I am not going to say things that are pie in the sky but with his talent, he can be central to this team, he can be central to England.” As quoted by Sky Sports.

However, Hudson-Odoi may well miss the start of the 2019/20 PL campaign, after he ruptured his Achilles back in April.

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