STAY OR LEAVE: Lampard makes transfer decision on Hudson-Odoi and Rudiger

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has opened the door to the possibility of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger leaving Chelsea before the window closes.

Rudiger is yet to play a game for the Blues this season while Hudson-Odoi has played just 10 minutes of football this season despite injuries to Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech.

Asked if Hudson-Odoi and team-mate Antonio Rudiger could leave before the season finishes, Lampard said, according to Standard Sport: “It remains to be seen.

“We’re not in a period where the transfer window or market is acting like it has done in recent years in terms of how players move or what level they move at.

“Again the competitive games have just started. I’m very open to those conversations with the players as the next couple of weeks go on.

“My priority will always be making sure I maintain and keep the strongest squad I can for this club, but after that of course the individual conversations will happen within that.

“I will try and make sure I go into the season once the window shuts with the squad that I feel is healthy and competitive in a healthy way.”

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