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Hudson-Odoi reminder, Lampard handed double blow – Chelsea winners and losers ahead of Newcastle

Chelsea were well represented during the final international break of 2020.

As many as 19 members of Frank Lampard’s first-team squad were selected by their respective nations, while a number of loan stars were able to showcase their talents on the international stage.

In some cases, it was Chelsea vs Chelsea as teammates at club level came up against each other with pride and crucial UEFA Nations League points up for grabs.

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But who were the winners and losers at Chelsea during the international break?

Well, football.london takes a look…

Winners

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi served Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard a timely reminder whilst on international duty with the England U21’s.

The winger’s game time in the Premier League this season has been limited and some fans were furious that he didn’t get any minutes on his birthday against Sheffield United.

However, the 20-year-old responded to the snub in the best possible way by notching a goal and an assist in a 3-1 success for the Young Lions in their European Championships qualification win over Andorra.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 13: Callum Hudson-Odoi of England scores his team’s third goal from a penalty during the UEFA Euro Under 21 Qualifier match between England U21 and Andorra U21 at Molineux on November 13, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“I feel like I’m still improving, I’m still trying to get more strength in the calf which I lost a lot of muscle from,” Hudson-Odoi said. “But I feel like I’m getting back to my best and hopefully sooner or later I’ll be back to normal as I was…

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