CHELSEA YOUNGSTER CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI WINS PL2 PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY

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Callum Hudson-Odoi has today been named the Premier League 2 Player of the Month for January.

Despite playing one match, Hudson-Odoi was given the award, and it was quite a performance in the away game at Sunderland as the 17-year-old scored three of the goals in a 5-0 triumph.

His winning of the award however becomes much clearer if you know that as well as taking nominations from the opposing PL2 managers, it also factors in other competitions including the Checkatrade Trophy and first-team appearances.

“It was a crazy month,” Hudson-Odoi agrees, talking to the official Chelsea website shortly after collecting his January honour.

“The PL2 game at Sunderland, scoring a hat-trick, that boosted it for me and when I got told I was coming into the senior squad to be on the bench against Newcastle [in the previous round of the FA Cup], I was delighted.

“Then coming on in that game, that was an amazing feeling as that was my debut, but a couple of days after against Bournemouth, to make my Premier League debut as well was crazy! So it was the best month of my life so far.”

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