Hudson-Odoi vows to fight Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech

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Competition for places will be intense next season as Chelsea have been strengthening the squad ahead of next season.

The Blues have already signed two top players in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, Kai Havertz is expected to join, and there has been talks about Said Benrahma, with other areas of the team expected to be strengthened.

Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi who was a subject of a £35m bid from Bayern Munich before his ill-fated injury last season, will have his position under threat yet again.

The 19-year-old has found play time difficult under Frank Lampard, with 7 Premier League starts in as many games.

However, Hudson-Odoi isn’t deterred and has vowed to fight for his shirt next season against all the big names.

“We’re obviously trying to build a good team for the future, not just for now,” Hudson-Odoi told ESPN.

“Players that are coming in are top players and they’ve done really well at their previous clubs so hopefully they can do that here as well.

“It doesn’t really matter if you’ve been bought or you’re at the club already or whatever it is. You’ve always got to fight for your position and show the manager, your team-mates, the fans why you should be playing every game, keep improving every day.

“[The Euros being delayed] has helped me in a way because obviously the couple of injuries that I’ve had this year, have halted me in games and stalled a bit of my, not just game time, but playing because I’ve had injuries, come back from them, started again, restart, then [been] stop and start.

“So this Euros being pushed back is a big help for myself in terms of like, ‘OK, you’ve got another whole season to prove to yourself that you are ready for the Euros, you can go there and everything will be fine – no injuries, be injury free.’”

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