A Contribution Post on behalf of The Chelsea Echo via Mark Stevens.
Chelsea’s academy Golden boy, Callum Hudson-Odoi, is currently fighting an Achilles heel injury, but that has not stopped Chelsea’s ambition to do everything in their hand in order to renew the contract of the talented winger.
As I anticipated last week, the CHOsen one is increasingly comfortable with the idea of staying at Stamford Bridge for a long time.
However, there is something that all Chelsea fans should keep in mind for next season and not commit what could be`The biggest mistake`on our part!
Taking into account that Eden Hazard will depart to Real Madrid, it is more than likely that Hudson-Odoi occupies his position in the initial lineup, along with the number`10`on his back.
However, we must bear in mind that Hudson-Odoi and Eden Hazard are two different individuals and the worst thing we could do is compare them or hope that one can replace the other (this is also applicable for Christian Pulisic´s arrival) because that is not going to happen.
In fact, replacing the gap left by Hazard on the team is impossible to fill with only one or two players, since the best solution to minimize his absence is to create a large squad of team-play players.
Callum Hudson-Odoi increasingly wants to stay at Chelsea and guarantees that he would be the man to replace Eden Hazard would help him ensure he renewed his contract.
Although that would be great news for all lovers of this club, we could fall into the mistake of demanding too much from a player who, no matter how good he is, is still a kid.
Having said that, if the club and the fans take care of Callum out patiently, it is very possible that in the future we will have the hottest property of English football in our team.
Hudson-Odoi has been named “Young Player of the Year Award” and he shared a few words with the fans: “I think the surgery went very well. Everything went perfectly as I wanted. I am very happy to win the award. I think the season went well and I feel that every time I played, I felt more confident and enjoyed it. I enjoyed every moment of playing. I just need to keep working hard and, hopefully, have more opportunities. ”
Currently, Callum Hudson-Odoi is aiming for the start of the Premier League for his return, but it is likely that Chelsea’s medical staff will adopt a very conservative approach to help the youngster be completely healed before he appears again on a football field.