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Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has been out since last season having suffered from an Achilles injury in April.
Hudson-Odoi proved himself last season and pushed his way into the Chelsea first team as he scored five times and set up five more goals in 23 competitive appearances for Chelsea, forcing his way into Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
The teenager has handed Frank Lampard an early injury boost after returning to training ahead of time.
Hudson-Odoi was due to return to action in October, but the 18-year-old has now begun training and has been training with the Chelsea first team.
Hudson-Odoi has now revealed that he could be back to action after the international break. Chelsea’s next game is a crucial away clash to Wolves at the Molineux Stadium, and Hudson-Odoi will be hoping to at least make the bench for that clash.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Hudson-Odoi said: “Recovery has gone really well, I feel good so hopefully, I’ll be back after the international break.
“It was something that I was scared would take longer but recovery has gone really well and quick for myself and I’m happy everything has gone to plan.”
Before the game against Leicester City, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard actually confirmed that Hudson-Odoi was close to a return.
“He’s getting closer,” Lampard said about the return of Hudson-Odoi before the game against Leicester City.
“He’s trained the last week or two with the Under-23s and is looking good. There is going to be a period of conditioning work for him. The injury looks good, which is the great news.”