A number of summer signings by Chelsea, plus the ACL injury suffered by the teenage sensation Callum Hudson-Odoi has seen the talented teenager fall down the pecking order. But this season, Frank Lampard has shown Callum will get his playing time and it’s up to the teenager to grab it and prove why German giants, Bayern Munich, were after his signature.
The arrival of Hakim Ziyech has seen Chelsea fans believe that Hazard’s shoes will be filled by the Moroccan magician. He started his first match against Krasnodar, and he showed a glimpse of what he can offer when he’s fully fit and running. On that same night, there was Odoi, doing his bit and the 19 years old opened the scoring towards the end of the first half.
Chelsea are blessed with attacking options following their summer spending spree which saw Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, and Ziyech all added to the team, but despite these players, they have grown to be dependent on Christian Pulisic down the left. While Lampard has to shape the rest of his frontline this season, the left-wing role has been nailed down by the American.
This reliance could be the reason the American has started suffering injuries, and there comes the opportunity to rely on Odoi in his absence. With the 19-year old proving, he could be a good option to replace the American with his cameo performances during this season.
While Pulisic might be the most favored left winger in the team, due to how much he brings to the team, Chelsea can still be at peace knowing they have someone as talented as Odoi on their bench, ready to come in at any time.
By: Muyiwa Aguda