Date: 2nd August 2018 at 7:29am
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Last night, over in Dublin, in the Intercontinental Cup, Chelsea looked to be cruising to victory against Arsenal, leading 1-0, courtesy of an early goal from Antonio Rudiger, as the game entered the last minute.

But, in a cruel twist of fate, Arsenal equalised with just 17 seconds left and then went on to win the resulting penalty shoot-out 6-5, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek being the unfortunate soul to miss from the spot.

However, ahead of the start of the new season, it’s about the performances as opposed to the result and last night, at the Aviva Stadium, our young teenage forward, Callum Hudson-Odoi, showed that he is definitely a star of the future.

With Chelsea dominating the first-half, Hudson-Odoi created numerous chances, one of which saw Cesc Fabregas force a save that resulted in the ensuing corner being headed home by Rudiger.

Hudson-Odoi was also the player who, bursting into the penalty area, forced Hector Bellerin into conceding a penalty, unfortunately, Alvaro Morata saw his spot-kick saved by Petr Cech.

After the game, when pushed on the future of the youngster, Maurizio Sarri had this to say to the media,

“He will be a very, very strong player.

“Will he be in the first team squad? I think so. He will be staying with us for all the season.”

Hold your breath folks, but I reckon we could finally have unearthed somebody who can make that huge leap from promising youngster to being a regular in the first-team squad. Hudson-Odoi may not make that jump this season, but give the lad another twelve months and the world could well be his oyster.

Do you concur with my view?

Please feel free to have your say in the comments facility beneath this article.


34 Replies to “At Last, Chelsea Have Somebody Who Can Bridge That Huge Gap”

  • Comment In my opinion I think Hudson Odoi will no doubt a huge success at Chelsea and should given the chance to do so

  • bring in lewandowski or higuin and get sell giroud and morata for keeper sell courtois and bring in jordan picford

    • Morata should be sold he only knows how to born twins but don’t know how to score for Chelsea. The blues should go for good striker.

  • Let Chelseafc give Odio a playing time this season. For instance, at what age did Chelsea brought Hazard. He is a good replacement for Eden. Odio has proved himself

  • He is indeed a star player with a very good decision making ability. I think he deserve a first team football.

  • odoi, was at his very best yesterday, if eden is been included in d squad DAT will b a gud combination, morata nd giroud shud b sold, let’s bring in liwandoski

  • Odoi has shown that he can be a great player at Chelsea. I think he needs to be given as many chances as possible

  • Comment:I think he deserved more playing time to get to his peak bcos he having been playing well in all the preseason games.

  • Comment I think Odio has really proved In this preseason that he is the star in waiting In Chelsea fc.My advice to CFC is that they should not allow this one to slip out of their hands just like the likes of Kelvin debryne and so on

  • The combination of odoi and hazzard will be a great show for us dis season..wot will need now is a good striker…

  • Hudson Odoi is ready 4 first team game now. let’s give him a chance dis season he would prove his worth. with Hazard and a gud striker around him Chelsea will win d league did season. if not for waste chances d lad could have provided three assist. finally let’s sell Morata and Giroud and bring Lewandowski at all cost.

  • one, two or three impressions do not immediately qualify odoi as the man to permanently fill in the gap. How much does he know about champion’s league and other international games in the league? please Chelsea should sell that Madam morata and go for a good striker.
    pls the money realised from morata’s sale should be used for a new Jersey and should not be used for buying another player. Thank you

    • So you think the guy odoi cannot perform in champions league. But Chelsea is not playing in champions league this season and mind you experience can only be gotten from frequent playing time. If Chelsea loose odoi now he might come back to hunt them just like kelvin debruyn

  • Unfortunately, the level of communication at this site has fallen dramatically with the introduction of the current world cup winners fans from their originating place..

  • Comment Odoi is the kind of player that Chelsea need now,I call him a wonder boy, so let’s give him a chance to show his skill


  • Comment I think odoi is an improve young man let him be in the starting eleven but come as a gud subtitude so tha

    t he can get more confidence and become a mature player.

  • He’s outstanding & despite his young age, already makes intelligent decisions in the last 3rd …. he deserves to start, even after Hazard returns

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