Callum Hudson-Odoi’s confidence, Pedro’s finale and Frank Lampard’s FA Cup dream

Callum Hudson-Odoi

There is no doubt that Chelsea fans haven’t seen the best of Callum Hudson-Odoi just yet.

Coming out of the academy, the 19-year-old is full of promise and potential that has not been reached.

That’s not a surprise and there continues to be some impatience in Blues supporters wanting brilliance all the time.

It’s not something that is always going to happen, especially when you are considering a player who has recovered from such a serious injury.

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However, in the FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest, there were flashes of just how good the youngster is when he is full of confidence.

It was signified when he first got the ball, running straight towards the Forest left-back and being positive.

One thing that has been slightly disappointing since his return from injury has been his finishing. But his goal was a true sign of what he can do, firing in with his left foot.

Patience is still going to be the key for Hudson-Odoi and fans, but the excitement is there for a reason.

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It’s not often we have seen the centre-back combination of Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori.

However, the win over Forest yesterday showed that there could be a nice understanding between them.

Both have assets which could combine well, with good pace and a calmness on the ball and to deal with situations.

Antonio Rudiger remains the main defender for the Blues, with Tomori having an impressive first season in the first team so far.

Kurt Zouma, meanwhile, has remained a regular in Frank Lampard’s side, but defence has continued to be a real issue for the Blues boss.

Christensen appears to have slipped down the pecking order and has become back-up rather than regular, which he was under Antonio Conte.

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