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Hudson-Odoi playing better than ever - Lampard

Mon 18 January 2021 | 23:13

The Blues star has performed exceptionally well despite the limited opportunities available to him.

Chelsea

boss Frank Lampard believes Callum Hudson-Odoi has his best days in football and could soon become one of Chelsea's starting line-ups.

The 20-year-old winger has made just two appearances this season, but since Boxing Day, he has produced a goal involvement every 64 minutes for Chelsea. Despite Chelsea's poor results and form, the English star recorded this statistic, and now Lampard praised him.

“He’s definitely playing well and improving and I think it’s a little bit of a lazy stat, the one about where we are scoring when he’s on the pitch, but he’s directly involved in goals, assists and scoring,”

Lampard told reporters.

“I think those are good stats. But he is, for me, making assists and scoring goals, he is playing at a really high level where we saw him last year, recovering from an injury. I think his confidence visually to beat his man, go one-versus-one, which he has to be about, wasn’t quite there.

“We have to understand that because he’s young and he’s come off the back of a really bad injury. Now we're seeing that come back and we’re seeing him run behind the line, hence when he scores against Morecambe - I know it’s Morecambe, but he breaks the line and scores a goal.

“He’s doing that much more regularly now, which is what I ask from him. So his progression is there and he’s getting his chances and he will get more chances.

“At the end of the day, and I’ve said this after the game the other night, Christian Pulisic came to the club and had, in the end, a really good record of goals and assists - the best in his career - by the end of the season.

“Hakim Ziyech has come in and had a really good patch for us. Callum’s raised his game, so Callum will get his opportunities. There’s no doubt about that because he’s playing well, he’s playing better than I’ve seen him play for us and really contributing.

“That’s from his own hard work and natural talent. It’s good to see.”


source: SportMob