Hudson-Odoi & Emerson: Chelsea fans react to line-up vs Bournemouth

Bournemouth vs Chelsea

Chelsea travelled to Bournemouth on Wednesday evening as they looked to put some distance between themselves and 5th place Arsenal.

The Blues started the game week in 4th place but after Arsenal won on Tuesday, Chelsea are now only 4th by goal difference.

Man United are also only two points behind Chelsea. So, a win vs the Cherries was vital on Wednesday.

As for Bournemouth, they started the day in 12th place having won just one of their last five league games.

A win for Bournemouth vs Chelsea could see them move up to 10th.

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)

Emerson starts as Hudson-Odoi misses out

Chelsea’s line-up was released an hour prior to kick-off.

The two biggest talking points after the line-up was revealed were the absence of Callum Hudson-Odoi and the inclusion of Emerson.

Hudson-Odoi had handed in a transfer request to try and force a move away this January.

However, Chelsea would reject the request and confirm on social media that he is set to stay at Stamford Bridge till at least the summer.

This may have suggested to some Chelsea fans that the youngster would now start to feature more regularly for the Blues.

As shown by Wednesday’s line-up though, that does not look to be the case.

While Hudson-Odoi missing out on the matchday squad is quite negative, Emerson’s inclusion over Marcos Alonso has sparked joy on social media amongst Chelsea supporters.

Social media reaction

Here is some social media reaction to Hudson-Odoi missing out and Emerson starting vs Bournemouth.

Related: Bournemouth vs Chelsea live streaming: Watch online & Confirmed line-ups

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri confirms Hudson-Odoi stay: ‘He will be the future of our club’

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