BBC pundit Alex Scott has heaped praise on Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi after his performance for the Blues against Nottingham Forest.
The 19-year-old opened the scoring in the 2-0 win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, before having a hand in the second goal as well as Ross Barkley tapped home from close range, after Hudson-Odoi’s shot was parried by Forest goalkeeper Jordan Smith.
And former Arsenal Women defender Scott was impressed by the teenager, who netted just his second goal of the season in his 21st appearance, having scored in his first appearance of the campaign against Grimsby Town back in September.
“When Frank [Lampard] makes changes like he did – and those players step in – you are waiting to see a performance from them,” Scott said, speaking as a pundit on BBC programme Match of the Day.
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“You want them to try and get into the starting XI regularly. That is his aim, and it is about knowing when to come inside, when to stay wide.
“I like it, he is on the front foot and trying to make things happen and it is about picking the right pass, which he does here, but Pedro and Michy Batshuayi get in each other’s way.
“But with his link up play with Reece James, who I was also impressed with, they ran riot in the first half.
“They isolated the full-back and he kept making the right options, that was how he got his first goal and it helped for the second too, with Ross Barkley on the follow-up.
“Second half it changed when he switched to the left flank. I think he was more effective in the first half, and Chelsea did lose their momentum, like Frank said.
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