Maurizio Sarri sheds light on Hudson-Odoi's future chances

Matt Debono

Callum Hudson-Odoi received his first England senior call up last week, and made his international debut despite not starting a Premier League game for Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri has yet to unleash the 18-year-old from the start in the league, with the England winger only starting in cup competitions.

Now his place is further in the spotlight following recent performances, and Sarri continued to be bombarded over whether he would be starting in the upcoming games.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference on whether he would start on Sunday against Cardiff, he said: "I don’t know."

However the Italian was sure that Hudson-Odoi would be starting some games coming up with the heavy fixture list that the Blues have.

Hudson-Odoi became the second youngest player to start for England.
Hudson-Odoi became the second youngest player to start for England.

"We have to play eight matches in 28 days. I am sure Callum will start in two or three of those matches. Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup, for me it is the same. I am really very confident in him.

"It’s not a problem for me to put him in the starting XI in a Premier League match. He is ready. But I can only play with two wingers, and we have Hazard, Willian and Pedro.

"In the near future probably he will start 75 or 80 per cent of matches."

After his recent performances, he certainly deserves to start for Chelsea but it's down to Maurizio Sarri. Will he pick him, or will he start from the bench?

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