Hudson-Odoi sets Premier League record after performance against Newcastle United

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Callum Hudson-Odoi set a Premier League record after his performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday.

Hudson-Odoi provided the assist for Marcos Alonso’s winner against Newcastle United and in doing so, he became the second youngest player (18y346d) in Premier League history to assist in three consecutive appearances, behind only Michael Owen (18y 27d) in January 1998.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer was impressed with Hudson-Odoi’s performance against Newcastle.

“He has played three times this season and he has three assists,” he said on BBC’s Match of the Day.

“He had such a terrible injury which he’s come back from. He’s 18 years of age and can spray the ball around like that, left or right, and he is full of confidence.

“He can go on the outside and come on the inside.

“Everything Chelsea did well he was at the heart of it.

“He did his bit defensively which he had to do and he was hugging the touchline, and with that drive that he’s got he makes it very difficult for defenders.

“For the goal he sets it up for Alonso, puts it into his path and says ‘go on, have a go’ and that was the winning goal. Chelsea were the better team and deserved to score.

“What a week it has been for him. Two for the under-21s as well. He is a talent.”

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