Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri handed Blues youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi a rare start against Tottenham, and the 18-year-old proved that he’s worth the hype surrounding him by having a good game against an experienced Spurs side.
It was his second consecutive start of the season, and the teenager has had two good games in a row, and seemed to be Chelsea’s most dangerous player against Spurs before he was taken off by the manager after 75 minutes.
Chelsea stand the risk of losing Hudson-Odoi with his contract due to end in 2020, and the teenager is strongly being chased by German champions Bayern Munich.
Bayern have made four separate offers for the teenager, with their most recent bid said to be £35m.
Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has said that Hudson-Odoi’s performance against Spurs shows why Bayern are after him.
“For a great team like Bayern Munich to be willing to pay £35m for Callum Hudson-Odoi tells us what a talent he is,” Sutton wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“His performance against Tottenham, albeit in defeat, told us that, too.
“What impresses me most is that he doesn’t show any fear.
“He has that swagger about him, despite being only 18 years old. He knows when to release the ball, too.
“He is young and can improve but he is an excellent prospect. He looked Chelsea’s biggest threat.
“The issue for Maurizio Sarri is that a manager is there to win games and he has players at his disposal such as Pedro and Willian.
“But it is about time Chelsea gave their best youngsters a chance and it was a big show of faith by Sarri to start Hudson-Odoi at Wembley.”
After the game, Sarri admitted he was impressed with Hudson-Odoi’s performance, admitting that the youngster played like a player around age 25 and 26.
The Blues boss said: “Hudson-Odoi in the last week has been very normal.
“I saw him every day in training and he was really very normal. He is improving, in the last match he played very well and also today a very good match.
“He played like a player of 25, 26 years. A very good match with application, very good in the defensive phase, but he has been completely normal. Maybe he does not read anything.”