Chelsea legend believes Hudson-Odoi is back

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Callum Hudson-Odoi was in good form as Chelsea defeated Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the FA Cup third round tie, and the youngster was named man of the match for that game.

Having dropped form since his return from a serious injury that kept him out of action for five months, it was great to see him performing that way against Forest.

Hudson-Odoi then got a start against Burnley in the Premier League last weekend, and the 19-year-old winger showed his performance against the Clarets wasn’t a fluke as he again put in a good performance for the Blues and scored the third goal to seal a 3-0 victory against Burnley.

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has revealed his delight to see Hudson-Odoi play in that manner, and the former Blues winger believes that the Chelsea youngster is getting his mojo back.

He wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “Like everyone else I was delighted to see Callum Hudson Odoi’s first Premier League goal, especially after musing last week that we might just be finally seeing the real Callum back to something near his best after that injury. The suspicion is that he will not look back from here and he isn’t the only one with a right to feel that way.

“There is an odd thing with some players, they have certain skills they make look utterly effortless, abilities that are bordering on impossible for most other players, even top-class ones to emulate. For example, Frank Lampard made scoring goals look ridiculously easy in comparison to most players during his career. That balanced one-touch finish at speed he perfected as he arrived into the box was made to appear perfectly effortless. The fact nobody else could do it that well was the only clue that it was such a brilliant skill.”

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