Chelsea made it four wins in a row across all competitions with a 4-1 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday evening.
Goals from Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva – his first for the club since joining on a free transfer in the summer – and Timo Werner ensured the Blues went into the international break in great form.
And while much of the praise has landed on Hakim Ziyech’s shoulders after a creative masterclass at Stamford Bridge, some Chelsea supporters have been speaking about Callum Hudson-Odoi.
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After scoring on a rare start in the Champions League win over Krasnodar last month, the youngster made two substitute appearances against Burnley and Rennes – totalling 32 minutes of game time.
With Christian Pulisic ruled out because of a hamstring injury, Hudson-Odoi was in contention to make only his second Premier League start of the campaign.
However, head coach Frank Lampard opted to keep faith in the front three that started against Rennes which meant Abraham lead the line with Ziyech and Werner providing support from out wide.
Despite the game being effectively over after 77 minutes when Thiago Silva nodded home Ziyech’s free-kick, Lampard’s final change came three minutes from time when Olivier Giroud replaced Werner.
That meant Lampard opted against using all of his permitted three substitutes – not that it mattered in the end as his side ran out comfortable winners after falling behind inside 10 minutes.
But some Chelsea fans have spotted something rather interesting about Hudson-Odoi’s snub.
It came on the same day the winger turned 20.
As a result, some supporters have been left fuming at the fact that Lampard didn’t at least give Hudson-Odoi a few minutes towards the end of the game to celebrate his birthday in style.
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