Lampard confirms Hudson-Odoi will play against Sevilla

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Despite being fit, Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was completely dropped for the game against Tottenham. The 20-year-old didn’t make the 18-man matchday squad for the visit of Spurs, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted it was a difficult decision for him.

Speaking ahead of the Champions League clash against Sevilla on Wednesday night, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that he’d give playing opportunity to Hudson-Odoi, even if he doesn’t start, he’d be introduced in the second half.

Lampard said ahead of the game: “It is not an easy conversation, all players want to play, I expect that, and he will get his opportunity, he will get minutes tomorrow.

“It is up to him then to keep showing when he plays that he deserves to start, because there is competition in that area, that is the reality of playing for Chelsea.

“I am not worried about the noise around it or what the permutations of not being in the squad might mean down the line, I am just worried about picking the right squads, and at the same time, if I feel I am taking someone out the squad when they deserve to be in it, I just have to be straight and honest with them on that point and try to work with them to keep them positive and working in the right direction.”

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