Frank Lampard Reveals When Callum Hudson-Odoi Will Make His First Appearance Of The Season

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Callum Hudson-Odoi spent five months out with an Achilles injury but managed to get through 61 minutes in the U23 game against Brighton last week.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed the 18 year old winger is in contention to make his Chelsea first-team return in the Champions League opener against Valencia.

“I spoke with him this morning. He’s not far off,” Lampard revealed, following the 5-2 win over Wolves on Saturday.

“We have to be careful because it was a big injury and what we’ve done is actually got him back out on time but we have to make sure the strength is right in the area, because that could lead to other injuries if we go too soon.

“The way he played (on Friday), I think he’s not far away. He’s been training with us now for two or three weeks. We’ve got the Carabao Cup coming the midweek next and that will maybe be an opportunity to look at players who have been injured or different options.

“In between, if players, if Callum, shows this week how good he is in training I’ll have to consider him probably from now on.”

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