4 Chelsea forward players receive warning after Hudson-Odoi’s substition incident

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The substitution of Callum Hudson-Odoi against Southampton has been the most talked about incident from the game.

The Chelsea winger was brought on at half time, only for Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to sub him off just after 30 minutes.

Former England international Owen Hargreaves, has revealed that the action could damage the young player’s confidence.

“He said it’ll be forgotten tomorrow, it won’t be for Hudson-Odoi and for the rest of the boys,” Hargreaves told Premier League Productions.

“If you’re in a dressing room six games in, when you’ve got a manager that’s come in, you’d be thinking, ‘wow’.

“As a player, that’s probably the worst thing that can happen to you, get subbed on and then get taken off. Big surprise. I didn’t think he was that poor.

“99 per cent of players that would have come off in that situation would’ve given the boss a little bit of something on the way off walking off the pitch.

“Hudson-Odoi, nothing, didn’t give him the eyes, didn’t say anything. And that’s quite difficult for a player, because that’s humiliating.”

Owen Hargreaves also admitted that this could also serve as a warning to the likes of Tammy Abraham, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

“It will be hard to forget but the thing is you’ve just got to get your head down and work,” Hargreaves added.

“I don’t think that’s just about Callum Hudson-Odoi, I think that’s to everyone.

“That’s to Tammy, Timo Werner, [Kai] Havertz, [Hakim] Ziyech, ‘if you’re not going to produce, then there’s going to be consequences’.”

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