“At this level you’ve got to be better” – Gus Poyet and Eniola Aluko slam Chelsea player after performance against Brighton

Gus Poyet and Eniola Aluko criticised Callum Hudson-Odoi after Chelsea’s frustrating draw with Brighton on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.

With Chelsea leading 1-0, Hudson-Odoi had a glorious chance to put the game to bed in the second half. The winger was put through on goal by Romelu Lukaku and had Mason Mount in support.

Deciding not to shoot, Hudson-Odoi opted to pass to Mount but his attempt was poor and comfortably intercepted by a Brighton defender.

Chelsea were made to regret that miss as Brighton scored a late equaliser courtesy of Danny Welbeck.

“At this level you’ve got to be better,” former Chelsea forward Aluko told Amazon Prime.

“It’s a 2 v 1 situation, maybe he needs to release it quicker. But you’ve got to make that pass, you have to make that pass.

“That’s the difference potentially between winning the game and getting a sickening equaliser at the end and drawing the game.”

Poyet added: “I’m surprised he needed to pass. It’s not like he tried to pass over the defender or around him.

“He hit the defender straight away. That’s very strange. Normally you miss that pass in behind because the other player is too far ahead of you or you try to play it too clever.

“He didn’t do one or the other. He just hit the defender. Very strange.”

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