Eddie Newton is set to be promoted as coach of the first team as soon as Frank Lampard steps in as Chelsea’s manager.
Chelsea’s Jamal Musiala has left the Blues’ Cobham training ground and signed a five-year contract with top German club, Bayern Munich.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the Chelsea management have come to an agreement with regards to the player’s new contract.
Bayern Munich’s bid for Callum Hudson-Odoi has been rejected for the fourth time. The Bundesliga champions have been eyeing the Chelsea winger and are believed to have made a revised offer of £22.5 million for the youngster.
The Blues will commence their pre-season preparations for the 2019/2020 season in a few short weeks.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has left some positive impressions after posting training footage on a social media platform two months after surgery.
Chelsea ace Eden Hazard has warned his club against selling Callum Hudson-Odoi. The youngster is rated as one of the most exciting raw talents in English football and has been linked with German giants Bayern Munich as well as Borussia Dortmund.
Many fans have slammed Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri for not playing Callum Hudson-Odoi regularly this season. Despite being one of the most highly rated young footballers in England, the 18-year-old has appeared just six times in the league for the Blues this season.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is one of the most highly rated young players in England. The 18-year-old was recently rewarded with a place in the most recent England squad by Gareth Southgate for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.
A panel of three pundits reckons Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri must give more opportunities to winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Football pundit Chris Sutton has claimed that Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has caused humiliation to manager Maurizio Sarri.
England football legend Geoff Hurst believes that Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has an easy decision to make with regards to his future. The youngster is one of the brightest young prospects in English football.
Former Chelsea midfielder Jeremie Boga believes Callum Hudson-Odoi will be a big success in the future whether that be at Stamford Bridge or somewhere else.
Manchester United and England legend Rio Ferdinand has urged youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi to leave Chelsea at the end of the season. The 18-year-old has only been used sparingly by the Blues this season and played five times in the Premier League thus far. In spite of this, he is one of the brightest young talents in English football and has been touted to have a bright future ahead of him.
A number of Chelsea players have been selected for the England senior and Under-21 squads for the international fixtures over the next few weeks.
Maurizio Sarri says he does not need convincing about Callum Hudson-Odoi’s massive potential although he preached caution regarding putting too much pressure on the 18-year-old’s shoulders.
Former Manchester United and Bayern Munich star Owen Hargreaves has claimed that Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is a more talented player than Christian Pulisic.
Chelsea legend John Terry has urged current Blues manager Maurizio Sarri to give more game time to youngsters Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The duo are among England’s most highly-rated young prospects alongside Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho. Both Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi are on the fringes at Stamford Bridge and the club will have to give them assurances over playing time soon or they will likely lose them, especially as the players have plenty of admirers elsewhere.
Sarri now faces a problem especially considering that the Blues now face a difficult challenge to finish in the top four. Does he go with try and tested in order to ensure a top four finish or does he groom the young blood for the sake of the club’s future?
Loftus-Cheek has so far played 13 times in the League for the Blues this season and scored three goals. Hudson-Odoi meanwhile has only played four times in the League. The 18-year-old was strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich during the January transfer window and is even reported to have handed in a transfer request in order to make such a move happen.
The German giants will likely make another move this summer knowing that the player’s contract is due to expire during the summer of 2020. This essentially means that if Hudson-Odoi does not agree to a new contract soon, Chelsea will have to sell him next summer or they will risk losing him for free at the end of next season.
Terry believes that the West London giants must give both the young players game-time. As reported by the Chelsea website, he said: ‘Chelsea can move forward. They’re a great side and individually they have brilliance in the team. That’s throughout the whole side.
‘We can talk about the two centre-halves being incredible. You look at the boys in front of them; Kante, Barkley, the three players up front. It’s a great team to build around. Go and build upon it.
‘We’ve got people like Hudson-Odoi and it’s important to keep him. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, is he ready? Let’s find out. If we’re not going to win the league then let’s give him a chance in the league. Let’s blood the younger players and see what they’ve got.’
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has favourably compared Blues youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi to France’s 2018 World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack reckons Callum Hudson-Odoi should ignore interest from Bayern Munich and stay at Stamford Bridge.
John Terry wants Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri to put more faith in Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for the rest of the campaign.
Ethan Ampadu hopes to follow Callum Hudson-Odoi’s footsteps at Chelsea while also naming the four players who have helped his development at the club.
Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea will have to sell one of their wingers in the summer if Callum Hudson-Odoi is to feature more regularly for the senior side.
Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit insists Callum Hudson-Odoi must continue to seek an exit from Chelsea for the benefit of his career.
The management of Chelsea are reportedly not happy with the way in which manager Maurizio Sarri has handled the Callum Hudson-Odoi situation.