Shearer singles out Chelsea player for praise following victory over Newcastle

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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has praised Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi after his impressive performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea beat Shearer’s former side Newcastle 1-0 on Saturday thanks to Marcos Alonso’s in the 73rd minute with Hudson-Odoi providing the assist for the goal.

According to Shearer, Hudson-Odoi was at the heart of everything that Chelsea did well against Newcastle United.

“He has played three times this season and he has three assists,” Shearer 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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