Chelsea picked up an easy 3-0 win against Burnley this weekend in the Premier League and Callum Hudson-Odoi is one player who has received praise for his performance.
Hudson-Odoi scored the third goal for the Blues and speaking after the match, Frank Lampard explained why he was so happy with the youngster finding the net.
‘For Callum to score in the six-yard box is more exciting for me than to see him score from 35 yards,’ explained Lampard
‘Because it means he is prepared to run the extra bit, to sprint in there, and it was not the only time he did it in this game.
‘He did it with one of the early chances we had when he got it wide. He was doing it and he was recovering, he was running, he was playing higher up the park at the right times and his overall performance was an absolute statement for Callum on what he needs to do.
‘That was the real Callum Hudson-Odoi and what he can be, because there is obviously more to come. His goal was brilliant for him and if he can carry on doing that then we know the serious player that we have in Callum.’
11 – Callum Hudson-Odoi has been directly involved in 11 goals in his 13 starts at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring five and assisting six. Alternative. pic.twitter.com/eDH7g1lbg1
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Callum Hudson-Odoi was on the verge of leaving Chelsea last year but somehow the Blues managed to hold onto him and right now he is really one of the biggest assets for Lampard in the attacking department.
The 19-year-old signed a new deal at Chelsea in September of last year and this season he is really proving his worth for the London outfit.
While he’s seeing a fair amount of game time this campaign but most of them have come off the bench and right now his next target will have to secure that consistent first XI place.
So far he’s played in 14 Premier League games during the 2019-20 season but has managed to get starts in only 4 matches.