Lampard reveals what pleased him most about Hudson-Odoi’s performance

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Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi continued his fine form following his performance against Nottingham Forest with another excellent performance against Burnley.

The 19-year-old scored the third goal in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Burnley as he latched on to a cross from Cesar Azpilicueta to tap into the net.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed his pleasure with Hudson-Odoi’s performance and was more pleased with the youngster for his sprint leading to the goal.

“For Callum to score in the six-yard box is more exciting for me than to see him score from 35 yards,” said Lampard, “because it means he is prepared to run the extra bit, to sprint in there, and it was not the only time he did it in this game.

“He did it with one of the early chances we had when he got it wide. He was doing it and he was recovering, he was running, he was playing higher up the park at the right times and his overall performance was an absolute statement for Callum on what he needs to do. That was the real Callum Hudson-Odoi and what he can be, because there is obviously more to come. His goal was brilliant for him and if he can carry on doing that then we know the serious player that we have in Callum.”

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