Lampard gives his Hudson-Odoi verdict after fine performance against Rennes

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Callum Hudson-Odoi has been craving for an opportunity in the Chelsea team, and he got his start in the win against Rennes.

The 20-year-old got Chelsea’s goal in the first half, following a swift counter attack and a wonderful pass from Mason Mount.

Besides his goal, Hudson-Odoi almost got an assist but a wasteful finish from Timo Werner.

Speaking after the game, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed that he was pleased with the performance of the youngster, and has backed him to be a big player for Chelsea in the future.

Lampard said a deer the game: “I am seeing constant improvements from him. I knew he had had a couple of good performances for the England Under-21s last week, I know he wants more minutes, but I have competition in that area. If he isn’t getting minutes in a period, it doesn’t mean he is out of favour with me. He certainly isn’t.

“He is still a developing player to a degree. The bit of quality he shows with the first two touches before he got his shot away was top class. I know he can do that. There are loads of great things about Callum, and I know there are things he can improve in his game. He knows that.

“He is a big player for Chelsea, he has a big future with us. His all-round game was fantastic, and he gets his goal.”

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