Lampard vows to start player against Aston Villa after 3-1 defeat to Arsenal

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has vowed to start winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in Chelsea’s next game against Aston Villa following his performance against Arsenal.

Hudson-Odoi was brought on for the ineffective Timo Werner at half time in Chelsea’s loss to Arsenal and Lampard admits the 20-year-old’s impressive second-half display has earned him a place in the team for the trip to Villa Park.

“Callum did really well,” Lampard told Chelsea TV.

“And I hope people’s eyes aren’t drawn to Jorgi’s penalty because Jorginho also offered a lot when he came on in terms of driving the game and getting on the ball more.

“Callum was fantastic with his energy. That’s what we absolutely needed.

“That’s why he’ll play in the next game and if Callum plays like that he can be a serious player.

“It’s more clarified in my head [the team selection against Villa], some players will need to come in to add energy, to add mentality.”

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