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According to former Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid opened a pathway for Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Wright-Phillips also believes Hudson-Odoi made the right decision to remain at Chelsea and turn down Bayern Munich.
“For me, I thought he always had to stay,” Wright-Phillips told Goal. “Especially with Hazard leaving. It has opened a pathway for him. He can become that person.
“Maybe not to Hazard’s capability, but he has the potential to create a lot of problems for teams in the Premier League. He is an entertainer. He likes to take people on, create chances and score goals. I think, as a fan, when you are sitting there in the stadium you want to be on the edge of your seat.
“He brings that X factor of what will he do next? So, I think he will be good for Chelsea. Sometimes, for me, age doesn’t matter if you have the maturity of a man, which is something he has.
“He has learned and the more games he has played in and around the first team, the more experience he gets.
“I think he has grown into it really well. Now he just needs to keep his consistency level up to show what he is capable of. I love watching both (Ruben) Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi. I think they are going to have big seasons for Chelsea.
“You have seen them do it at the end of last year and I think now they will do it on the big stage this year.”