Lampard explains why he didn’t start Callum Hudson-Odoi against Fulham

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Chelsea fans were shocked at Frank Lampard’s decision not to start Callum Hudson-Odoi against Fulham on Saturday despite his good run of form.

Before the game against Fulham, Hudson-Odoi had scored two goals in his last two appearances for the Blues.

Lampard revealed after the game against Fulham that his decision not to start Hudson-Odoi was because he had the game against Leicester City on Tuesday in mind.

Lampard said: “I had Leicester in mind, I’ll have to see how the players react over the next day or two, but in this busy, busy period the players will have to accept sometimes being an impact and then coming in and showing [their quality].

“I’ve got to say with Callum I’m delighted with how he’s playing at the minute, he’s a great example of someone who is approaching it all in the right way and he’ll get many, many minutes.”

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