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Ian Wright Reacts as Hudson-Odoi ends Chelsea’s counter-attack, ignores Lukaku
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Ian Wright Reacts as Hudson-Odoi ends Chelsea’s counter-attack, ignores Lukaku

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has said that there is a crisis brewing among Chelsea players. Wright specifically pointed out a scenario where Callum Hudson-Odoi preferred to end a counter attack and pass the ball backward instead of giving it to Romelu Lukaku, who was in a very good position to score during the Blues 1-1 draw against Brighton on Tuesday. Hakim Ziyech put Chelsea in front in the first half but Brighton equalized through Adam Webster in the 60th minute. Although Tuchel has blamed fatigue for their poor performance, Wright believes there may be a sort of bad blood among the players. “This was a perfect opportunity. Look at Lukaku, you see his arms up in the air,” Wright told Premier League Productions. “Hudson-Odoi in that instance, he’s got a runner outside him...
His teammates failed him – Poyet names ‘excellent’ Chelsea star after 1-1 draw with Brighton
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His teammates failed him – Poyet names ‘excellent’ Chelsea star after 1-1 draw with Brighton

Chelsea legend, Gus Poyet has singled out ‘excellent’ Romelu Lukaku for praise after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Brighton at Stamford Bridge, saying that his teammates failed him. Lukaku made his first league start in two months and fired Thomas Tuchel’s side in front in the 28th minute with a fine header. But his teammates, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount wasted clear opportunities created by the Belgium international to put the match to bed. The Blues paid for their wastefulness when Danny Welbeck scored an injury-time equaliser to earn Brighton a well-deserved point. But former Chelsea star, Poyet hailed Lukaku’s performance. Poyet told Amazon Prime, “It’s great to see a striker of that quality. “He was winning the ball in the air, the way he linked the play, his firs...
That’s very strange, I’m surprised – Poyet, Aluko slams Chelsea star after 1-1 draw with Brighton
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That’s very strange, I’m surprised – Poyet, Aluko slams Chelsea star after 1-1 draw with Brighton

Former Chelsea stars, Gus Poyet and Eniola Aluko have slammed Callum Hudson-Odoi following the Blues frustrating 1-1 draw with Brighton in the Premier League on Wednesday. Romelu Lukaku put Thomas Tuchel’s side in front with a towering header in the first half and Hudson-Odoi had a glorious chance to put the game to bed in the second half. The England international was played through by Lukaku and was bearing down on Brighton goal with Mason Mount yelling for the ball. Hudson-Odoi, who also had the clear chance to shoot on goal, tried to find Mount in the box but made a very poor pass which was comfortably intercepted by a Brighton defender. And Graham Potter’s Seagulls finally found an equalizer in extra-time, courtesy of Danny Welbeck after several attempts. Both Poyet a...
Hudson-Odoi overtakes Arjen Robben’s record at Chelsea
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Hudson-Odoi overtakes Arjen Robben’s record at Chelsea

Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi, has overtaken the club’s former player Arjen Robben’s record, to become the youngest Blues player to register ten assists in the Premier League. Hudson-Odoi, 21, won a penalty in the first half of Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Boxing Day, which made it his 10th Premier League assist since his debut in January 2018. Robben, meanwhile, joined Chelsea at the age of 20 and registered nine assists in his first Premier League season before getting his 10th at the start of the 2005/2006 season. Meanwhile, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, was impressed with Hudson-Odoi after Chelsea defeated Aston Villa at Villa Park. “I think he was brilliant [against Aston Villa],” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “I was never frustrated with ...
Premier League playing dangerous game – Tuchel after 0-0 draw with Wolves
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Premier League playing dangerous game – Tuchel after 0-0 draw with Wolves

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said the Premier League are playing a dangerous game with players’ safety. The Blues were forced to play their 0-0 draw with Wolves at Molineux on Sunday. The Stamford Bridge club were left angry after their request to move the match was rejected despite recording seven COVID-19 cases in their camp. Some of the affected players include Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi. “We talk a lot about safety and protecting the players, but I’m not so sure we did this today,” Tuchel told Sky Sports. “If we have tomorrow and the next test, the next positive, I would like to speak to the Premier League about what they expect. “We were made to be on the bus and travel together for three hours, we were in meetings together, in dinner ...
Premier League Rejects Chelsea Request to Postpone Wolves game
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Premier League Rejects Chelsea Request to Postpone Wolves game

Chelsea have had a request to postpone their game against Wolves on Sunday rejected by the Premier League. The application was made on Saturday evening and turned down on Sunday morning ahead of the 2pm kick-off at Molineux. Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and the injured Ben Chilwell tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Blues' 1-1 home league draw against Everton on Thursday. It is understood there has been one further positive case overnight. A Chelsea spokesman said: "We are deeply disappointed that our application was rejected as we felt we had a strong case for the postponement of today's match on the grounds of players' health and safety." Chelsea named six substitutes, including two goalkeepers, instead of the usual seven, while ...
Juventus happy Chelsea only scored four goals – Joe Cole hails five players
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Juventus happy Chelsea only scored four goals – Joe Cole hails five players

Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole has insisted that Juventus players will be happy that Chelsea only scored them four goals following both sides’ Champions League tie on Tuesday night. Cole also hailed five Chelsea academy graduates, Trevor Chalobah, Mason Mount, Loftus-Cheeks, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi, following their impressive performances against Juventus. Chelsea defeated Juventus at Stamford Bridge thanks to four goals from Trevor Chalobah, Reece James, and Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner. “Champagne football, it’s a beautiful performance,” Cole said on BT Sport. “Look at the smiles, unbelievable. Look at the goal-scorers and you add your Loftus-Cheeks and Mason Mounts to that, the academy graduates. The last goal summed it up. “The confidence of the pass wi...
Chelsea caused us so many problems – Bonucci says after Juve’s 4-0 defeat
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Chelsea caused us so many problems – Bonucci says after Juve’s 4-0 defeat

Veteran Juventus defender, Leonardo Bonucci has admitted that Chelsea caused them ‘so many problems’ in their 4-0 defeat in the Champions League on Tuesday. Chelsea delivered a command performance with Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner scoring for the home side at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side have now secured their place in the knockout stage of the competition and are on course to finish top of Group H ahead of Juve. And Bonucci wants his teammates to ‘learn lessons’ from their humbling against the Blues. “It’s a heavy defeat, certainly, we have to take the lesson that against these teams you must always go at 1,000km/h, because the moment you slow it down, they punish you,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia. “We tried in the second hal...
Barcelona coach, Xavi identifies three Chelsea players to sign in January
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Barcelona coach, Xavi identifies three Chelsea players to sign in January

Barcelona have identified three players from Chelsea for a loan move in January, according to Sports. The players are Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Barcelona’s new boss, Xavi Hernandez will go for the Chelsea stars if the Catalan side are priced out of a move for Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in January. Sterling is open to leaving Man City in January having fallen down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola. The England international is valued at £45 million and Barcelona are leading the race for his signature. That price could yet prove too high for the cash-strapped Barcelona, who have been restricted to free transfers and loan signings in 2021. Barcelona have identified the Chelsea trio as possible options and the La Liga side are hoping...
Shevchenko set to bring Chelsea’s Pulisic to Genoa
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Shevchenko set to bring Chelsea’s Pulisic to Genoa

Genoa new manager, Andriy Shevchenko, has identified Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic as a potential transfer target for the club. Shevchenko was confirmed as the new head coach of Genoa on the Serie A side last weekend following the sacking of Davide Ballardini. According to AS, Shevchenko wants to bring Pulisic to Italy and could make a shock move for the US international in the January transfer window. Pulisic has endured a mixed spell at Chelsea since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2019. The 23-year-old has won the Champions League at Chelsea but is spending a significant amount of time in the treatment room. He had played no just one Premier League game this season due to an ankle problem, with the likes of Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount now ...
W/Cup qualifiers: You’ve missed an opportunity – Southgate reacts as Hudson-Odoi turns down England call-up
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W/Cup qualifiers: You’ve missed an opportunity – Southgate reacts as Hudson-Odoi turns down England call-up

Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi has rejected call-up to the England Under-21 national team. The 20-year-old Chelsea star has been in excellent form for Thomas Tuchel’s side in recent weeks. But his recent performance for the west London side could not secure a place in the Gareth Southgate’s England senior squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino. Hudson-Odoi, who is still eligible to represent Ghana rejected the chance to play for the Under-21 side. This did not go down well with Southgate, who believes that the player has missed an opportunity by turning down the call-up. Southgate has revealed that the winger is keen to force his way into the senior squad by impressing at Chelsea. “…So by not being in the Under-21s he[Callum]misses a bit...
Champions League: Tuchel identifies two areas Ziyech must improve after Chelsea’s win over Malmo
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Champions League: Tuchel identifies two areas Ziyech must improve after Chelsea’s win over Malmo

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified two areas Hakim Ziyech must improve following their Champions League 1-0 win over Malmo on Tuesday night. Chelsea defeated Malmo in Sweden, thanks to Ziyech’s second-half goal following a brilliant cross from Callum Hudson-Odoi. Tuchel, who was glad to see Ziyech score his first goal since the UEFA Super Cup clash against Villarreal in August, said the Morocco international can still improve his “decision-making” and become more “clinical” in front of goal. Speaking about Ziyech at his post-match press conference, Tuchel said, “Still, I think there is space to improve for him in his decision-making and where to be more consistent. “We always rely on his work-rate, counter-pressing, and awareness. It is a huge part of his performances...
EPL: ‘This is why Chelsea will win title this season’ – Chris Sutton
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EPL: ‘This is why Chelsea will win title this season’ – Chris Sutton

Former Chelsea striker, Chris Sutton, says the club’s 7-0 victory against Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday proves why the Blues will go on to win the English top-flight league title this season. According to Sutton, Thomas Tuchel’s side are so strong, and their academy players are flourishing. Chelsea thrashed Norwich City at Stamford Bridge, thanks to Mason Mount’s hat-trick and a strike each from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Max Aarons’ own goal. “This is why I believe Chelsea will win the Premier League – their squad is so strong and their academy players are flourishing,” Sutton told BT Sport. “Today’s performance was excellent, but last month the performances have not been there. “That is a tremendous mentality to have. They have a s...
Mount hat-trick as Chelsea hit seven to hammer hapless Norwich
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Mount hat-trick as Chelsea hit seven to hammer hapless Norwich

Chelsea ensured they will stay at the top of the Premier League for another week at least as Mason Mount's hat-trick inspired Thomas Tuchel's side to a thumping 7-0 victory over bottom side Norwich at Stamford Bridge. The gulf in class between the two sides was there for all to see from the very first whistle as Chelsea raced out of the blocks to take an early advantage through Mount (8). The Blues were hardly tested at the back and the goals continued to flow at the other end as Callum Hudson-Odoi (18) and Reece James (42) sent them in at the break three goals to the good. Hapless Norwich's woes continued after the break as Ben Chilwell (57) continued his fine scoring run before Max Aarons' own goal (62) continued a torrid afternoon for Daniel Farke's side, who also had Ben G...
EPL: It makes sense – Palmer tells Chelsea star to Leave Club for Rivals
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EPL: It makes sense – Palmer tells Chelsea star to Leave Club for Rivals

Former West Brom player, Carlton Palmer has urged Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi, to join Premier League rivals, Liverpool next year. Palmer feels it makes sense for Hudson-Odoi to leave Chelsea for the sake of his career and join Liverpool instead. Hudson-Odoi has been deprived of game time under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea this season. The 20-year-old has made four appearances so far for Chelsea this term, one of them as a substitute. “Of course, I can see him making that move,” Palmar told Football Fan Cast. “At the end of the day, if he is not going to play regular football at Chelsea, then he is going to want to leave to go and play. “He’s got to, for his own development, for his own career, he’s got to play. It doesn’t seem so much now that the top cl...
EPL: We don’t have to feel sorry for Hudson-Odoi – Thomas Tuchel
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EPL: We don’t have to feel sorry for Hudson-Odoi – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has told Callum Hudson-Odoi that the coaching staff do not need to feel sorry for him. The Ghanaian born England international has been used sparingly of late, drawing interests from the likes of Bayern Munich. Tuchel was quoted by FootballLondon as saying that the winger should wait for his chance to play given that there are many players ahead of him in the pecking order. Tuchel noted that he has had to use the player as a right wing-back which is not his position. “He waits for a chance in the half left position but he fights against Mason [Mount], Kai [Havertz], Hakim [Ziyech], Christian Pulisic, a lot of guys with a lot of quality,” he said. “It is very hard for him. I agree but we don’t have to feel sorry for him. Once the door is open we de...
‘We don’t have to feel sorry for Hudson-Odoi’ – Chelsea manager Tuchel
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‘We don’t have to feel sorry for Hudson-Odoi’ – Chelsea manager Tuchel

  The Ghana prospect has seen limited playing time at the club but the German insists the player has to work for his position Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel insists Callum Hudson-Odoi must patiently wait for his chance to play for the team and there is no need to feel sorry for him. The attacker has been used sparingly at Stamford Bridge of late and was at one point a target of German champions Bayern Munich. However, the deal did not materialise as the Uefa Champions League champions did not want to let him leave especially after failing to land Sevilla's Jules Kounde.      
Chelsea to block Hudson-Odoi Dortmund loan move after Saul & Kounde transfer setbacks
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Chelsea to block Hudson-Odoi Dortmund loan move after Saul & Kounde transfer setbacks

The Blues have been trying to sign two players from La Liga but they've found the goal posts have been moved ahead of deadline day Chelsea have told a host of players, including Callum Hudson-Odoi, that they cannot seek loan moves after encountering issues negotiating for both Sevilla's Jules Kounde and Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez. In the case of Saul, the Blues are keen to do a deal if it can be done as a straight loan but the Spanish champions want a clause that makes it likely to become a permanent deal for £34 million ($47m). The 26-year-old is keen to move to Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, for Kounde, Chelsea have found Sevilla have taken a non-negotiable stance and are requesting €65 million (£56m/$77m). The Blues have arguably weakened their negotiating position by selling K...
Chelsea vs Villarreal: Tuchel explains new roles for Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi
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Chelsea vs Villarreal: Tuchel explains new roles for Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has explained his decision to play Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic as wing-backs ahead of their UEFA Super Cup game against Villarreal on August 11. According to the German, it is his plan B. Hudson-Odoi and Pulisic played in that position as the Blues beat Arsenal 2-1 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday. Chelsea are currently without Ben Chilwell, Emerson Palmieri and Reece James, who were given extended holidays after participating in Euro 2020. Cesar Azpilicueta is still unfit, while it’s unclear if Marcos Alonso is nursing an injury. “Yes, maybe [Pulisic will play in that position against Villarreal]. “He played there with me at Dortmund — and we have played many times like this with Callum [Hudson-Odoi]. Marcos [Alonso] was n...
Timo Werner ready to dump Chelsea if new striker comes
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Timo Werner ready to dump Chelsea if new striker comes

  Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, is looking to quit the club after only one season at Stamford Bridge, 90min reports. Werner joined from RB Leipzig last summer for £53m, but finished his debut Premier League campaign with just six goals. Despite playing a key role as the Blues lift the Champions League trophy in May, the 25-year-old would be happy to move on if Chelsea bring in another striker this summer. This summer could see the Blues revamp their striker options before their first full season under head coach Thomas Tuchel. Olivier Giroud has already left to join AC Milan for £1m, while Tammy Abraham is not fancied by Tuchel. Abraham has virtually been exiled by the club since February, with the young forward linked with a move to Arsenal. He was also reported...
Coman in Shock Move to Chelsea
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Coman in Shock Move to Chelsea

  Bayern Munich winger, Kingsley Coman, is set for a shock move to Chelsea. Chelsea are interested in signing the 25-year-old Frenchman this summer transfer window. According to L’Equipe, Chelsea are willing to include Callum Hudson-Odoi in any potential deal with Bayern Munich, in the hope that they can get Coman in return. Chelsea wants to negotiate a player-plus-cash agreement with Bayern Munich that could see Coman move to Stamford Bridge this summer and Hudson-Odoi depart the Blues for the Bundesliga champions. Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has long been an admirer of Coman, who Bayern are valuing at €90 million (£77million). Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi has failed to flourish under Tuchel at Chelsea. The England international is not in Tuchel’s plans at Chelse...
Callum Hudson-Odoi set to dump England for Ghana after racist abuse on Saka, others
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Callum Hudson-Odoi set to dump England for Ghana after racist abuse on Saka, others

Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi  has concluded plans to dump the England national team and pledge his allegiance to Ghana. Hudson-Idoi wants to take advantage of new FIFA rules after he recently spent time in Ghana the country, where his roots lie. During his visit to the West African nation, Hudson-Odoi held a meeting with President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House to discuss how to “improve football infrastructure in the country.” The President, on the other hand, had asked the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, to convince Hudson-Odoi to switch allegiance to the Black Stars. Now Ghana Sports Online reports that the 20-year-old Chelsea attacker has made up his mind to play for Ghana. The decision was not a difficult one for the player after Nigerian-bor...
Four Players to leave Chelsea as Abramovich releases cash for Haaland deal
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Four Players to leave Chelsea as Abramovich releases cash for Haaland deal

Roman Abramovich is pushing Chelsea to complete a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer, according to BILD. Blues boss, Thomas Tuchel, wants to bring in a new striker ahead of his first full season in charge. Tuchel’s first choice is believed to be Haaland, who has scored 57 goals in 59 games for Dortmund. Abramovich is also a big admirer of Haaland and is not prepared to give up easily in his efforts to sign the Norway international. It is believed the Russian billionaire has now released funds which will enable Chelsea to land Haaland this summer, although the deal would be expected to cost in the region of £150 million. It’s also understood that Chelsea are ready to balance that by selling at least three first-team players including Callum Hudson-Odo...
Mendy and Ziyech begin 2021-22 pre-season training with Chelsea
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Mendy and Ziyech begin 2021-22 pre-season training with Chelsea

The African stars are back with the Blues as Thomas Tuchel’s men start their preparations for next season Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech have started training with Chelsea ahead of the 2021-22 season. The Senegal and Morocco internationals were part of the Blues’ 28 players involved at the squad’s Surrey training base on Monday afternoon. The duo joined the likes of Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Marcos Alonso and Tino Anjorin who all reported on Friday.
Hudson-Odoi: George Boateng advises Chelsea midfielder on Black Stars bid
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Hudson-Odoi: George Boateng advises Chelsea midfielder on Black Stars bid

Former Middlesbrough and Aston Villa midfielder George Boateng believes Chelsea attacker Callum-Hudson Odoi may have to reconsider his international career with England should he not see a long-term future with the Three Lions. The 20-year-old has become the subject of speculation after recently opening the door for a possible switch to the Black Stars after not being selected for England’s squad for the ongoing Euro 2020 Championship. He was born to Ghanaian parents in England, making him eligible to pledge his allegiance to either side.
Hudson-Odoi: Ghana FA boss Okraku delivers update on Chelsea star chase
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Hudson-Odoi: Ghana FA boss Okraku delivers update on Chelsea star chase

The football association president has spoken on the Black Stars' pursuit of the 20-year-old Premier League player Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku reveals the national team is looking to have more engagements with Chelsea attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi about his much-talked-about potential switch of international allegiance. Born to Ghanaian parents in the United Kingdom, the 20-year-old plays for his country of birth England, for whom he currently has three appearances to his name. The winger is currently back in Ghana for holiday, having gone ahead to meet President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, minister for sports Mustapha Ussif and Football Association President Kurt Okraku, heightening speculation about an imminent switch.
Hudson-Odoi: Ghana continues Chelsea and England winger’s pursuit with high-profile meeting
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Hudson-Odoi: Ghana continues Chelsea and England winger’s pursuit with high-profile meeting

The attacker has held discussions with Ghana’s sports minister and FA president after earlier meeting the head of state Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has held a meeting with Ghana sports minister Mustapha Ussif and Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku following an earlier appointment with Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo. The 20-year-old, who recently won the Champions League with Chelsea, remains eligible to switch his international future to the Black Stars despite playing three times for The Three Lions. Left out of England’s squad for the upcoming European Championship, the UK-born has taken a trip to Ghana, where his parents hail from, for vacation, fueling reports about a possible future with CK Akonnor’s outfit.  
Chelsea to Offer Four Players in swap Deal for Dortmund’s Haaland
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Chelsea to Offer Four Players in swap Deal for Dortmund’s Haaland

Chelsea are ready to give Borussia Dortmund four players in a swap deal for their striker, Erling Haaland. According to the Express, Chelsea are eager to sign Haaland this summer and the Blues are prepared to use Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham as makeweight in a deal for the Norway international. Haaland had drawn the interest of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and several top European clubs in the past few weeks. The forward will reportedly be available for £68.9m next summer due to a release clause in his contract. The 20-year-old finished the 2020/2021 season as the highest goal scorer in the Champions League with ten goals. Meanwhile, speaking about Haaland’s future at Dortmund, the club’s Sporting Director, Michael ...
Tuchel Ready to Sell Hudson-Odoi
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Tuchel Ready to Sell Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea are open to selling Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer, according to the UK Times. Hudson-Odoi started at right wing-back in Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge. However, the 20-year-old went on to start only 10 more games in all competitions. Bayern Munich have reignited their interest in Hudson-Odoi and are now considering a move this summer. Chelsea will consider offers for the winger, given the wealth of options Tuchel has at his disposal in similar attacking positions. Bayern had several offers rejected by Chelsea in 2019, including a bid worth £35 million. But the Bundesliga champions are now exploring the possibility of making a fresh move for him.
Hudson-Odoi: Ghana intensify chase for Chelsea and England winger with presidential intervention
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Hudson-Odoi: Ghana intensify chase for Chelsea and England winger with presidential intervention

President Nana Akuffo-Addo wants to see the attacker line up for the Black Stars Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has bolstered their quest to convince Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to switch his international allegiance from England. Son of Ghanaian immigrants in the United Kingdom, the winger is among a host of UK-born players on the radar of the Black Stars, the other targets include Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah and Brighton & Hove Albion fullback Tariq Lamptey. Champions League winner Hudson-Odoi, who is currently on holiday in Ghana after being snubbed by England for the upcoming European Championship, paid a courtesy call on Akufo-Addo on Monday evening, days after the 20-year-old opened the door for a possible international switch.  
EPL: Sergio Aguero told to Join Chelsea after he Leaves Man City
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EPL: Sergio Aguero told to Join Chelsea after he Leaves Man City

  Former Arsenal star, Ian Wright, has urged Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, to join Chelsea when he eventually leaves Etihad this summer. Aguero will leave Man City once his contract expires this summer, having spent over a decade at the Premier League leaders. But Wright believes the Argentine international would benefit from having Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi around him at Chelsea. “Can I throw something out there? He should go to Chelsea,” Wright said on the podcast. “When you look at Edinson Cavani [at Manchester United] and the pace of the guys behind him, you look at Luis Suarez at Atleti, the pace and everything they’ve got around him. “Can you imagine Aguero up top for Chelsea with Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, ...
UCL: Chelsea will Regret, get Disappointed in Second leg Against Real Madrid – Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole
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UCL: Chelsea will Regret, get Disappointed in Second leg Against Real Madrid – Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole

  England legends Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole have said that Chelsea may regret not finishing off their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid in the first leg in Spain. Former Chelsea star, Cole star feels that manager Thomas Tuchel ‘missed a little trick’ by failing to bring on Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James when Real Madrid were ‘on the ropes’. Chelsea began the game brightly with Christian Pulisic putting them in front with a superb solo goal in the 14th minute after Timo Werner had struck an earlier effort straight at Thibaut Courtois. Zinedine Zidane’s side drew level on the half-hour mark as Karim Benzema arrowed home an unstoppable volleyed finish. Tuchel made a host of changes with 20 minutes to go, bringing in Reece James, Hakim Ziyech and Kai ...
Werner Reveals Team-mates’ Prediction as he Ends Chelsea Goal Drought
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Werner Reveals Team-mates’ Prediction as he Ends Chelsea Goal Drought

The Germany international had not scored in 14 games for club or country before his winner at London Stadium Timo Werner says Chelsea team-mates Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham predicted he would score after the German ended his 12-game goal drought with the winner at West Ham. The Germany international converted Ben Chilwell’s low cross in the first half at London Stadium as Thomas Tuchel's side secured a vital win that puts them three points clear of the Hammers in fourth place. It was Werner’s ninth goal in all competitions for Chelsea this season but his first since a 2-0 win over Newcastle in February, with the striker celebrating by pointing to Hudson-Odoi and Abraham on the substitutes' bench. Speaking to Sky Sports , the former RB Leipzig striker said: "I’m ver...
Souness Names Club that’ll be Man City’s Biggest title Threat next Season
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Souness Names Club that’ll be Man City’s Biggest title Threat next Season

Liverpool hero, Graeme Souness, has said that Chelsea will be Manchester City’s biggest title threat next season. Souness believes Chelsea have the second-best squad in the Premier League behind Man City, adding that the only thing missing from Thomas Tuchel’s side is a goalscorer. Chelsea are currently 20 points behind Premier League leaders Man City this season. “When you look at the team that started for Chelsea and their subs, I will put them as having the second-best squad in the Premier League behind Manchester City,” Souness told Sky Sports. “I think City have an incredible squad, and I would go so far as to say the best I have ever seen in English football. But I think Chelsea have the second-best group. “Other than having 25 goals a season, man, I think they are...
FA Takes Decision on Shaw, Solskjaer Over Comments after Chelsea, Man Utd Clash
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FA Takes Decision on Shaw, Solskjaer Over Comments after Chelsea, Man Utd Clash

  Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw and manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will not face any punishment from the English FA following their comments on referee Stuart Attwell after the club’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea last Sunday. Man United’s team were angry not to have been awarded a penalty in the first half of the encounter against Chelsea when Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Greenwood challenged for the ball, which bounced up and appeared to hit both players’ arms inside the 18-yard box. VAR called the attention of referee Stuart Attwell, but he decided not to award a spot-kick to Man United after consulting the on-pitch screen. After the game, Shaw, in his post-match interview with Sky Sports, claimed referee Attwell had told Man United captain, Harry Maguire, that w...
Chelsea Gets Major Boost Ahead of Liverpool clash
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Chelsea Gets Major Boost Ahead of Liverpool clash

  Chelsea has been handed a significant injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday. Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, was substituted just at 30 minutes during Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. The England international was replaced by Reece James, and he was later seen with an ice pack and strapping around his left thigh. And after the match, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed at his post-match press conference that Hudson-Odoi had picked up a minor injury, adding that the decision to take him off was also a ‘tactical choice’. “[He was] a little bit injured,” Tuchel said. “The reason [he was replaced] was a tactical reason and a little injury, a combination, because we swi...
Man Utd’s Luke Shaw Criticises Referee For Hudson-Odoi No Penalty Handball
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Man Utd’s Luke Shaw Criticises Referee For Hudson-Odoi No Penalty Handball

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has revealed that referee Stuart Attwell refused to award a first half penalty against Chelsea due to fear of controversy. United believe they should have been awarded a penalty early in the first half when Callum Hudson-Odoi hit the ball with his arm. This happened after Edouard Mendy punched away a ball from Marcus Rashford. The VAR official immediately called the referee to look at the screen as it should have been a spot kick. The referee decided not go give the penalty and the match ended 0-0. After the match Shaw, spoke to Sky Sports and said: "If it isn't a penalty, there was no need to stop the match," Shaw said. "The ref even told Maguire that 'if he awards a pen then it is going to cause a lot of talks after the game'....
Chelsea Website Article On Maguire Angers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Chelsea Website Article On Maguire Angers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appear to be an happy man after a goalless draw away to the Blues, with away team unlucky to have had a penalty. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at Chelsea after Manchester United were denied a penalty during the clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The goalless draw has sparked to life on one controversial incident. Blues forward Callum Hudson-Odoi appeared to handle the ball in a tangle with Mason Greenwood after a Marcus Rashford free-kick was beaten away by Edouard Mendy. Referee Stuart Attwell did not give a penalty, but was called aside by the VAR to have a look at the decision and see if he wanted to overturn it. the referee stuck with his on-field decision, despite replays showing Hudson-Odoi did indeed handle in in...
EPL: Swallow it, Expect More of Such Decisions – Thomas Tuchel tells Hudson-Odoi
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EPL: Swallow it, Expect More of Such Decisions – Thomas Tuchel tells Hudson-Odoi

  Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he told forward Callum Hudson-Odoi that subbing on and off again during the second half of their 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday was no big deal. The German said that other Chelsea players should expect such decisions and hinted that the England winger could start against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday evening. Hudson-Odoi came off the bench for Chelsea at half-time during our 1-1 draw, before being subbed off again 15 minutes before the end. “It is not a big thing at all for me,” Tuchel said of the decision to sub Hudson-Odoi, according to Chelsea official website. “I have spoken to Callum, and I’ve spoken to the whole group. Sometimes, these things happen in football and it was just my decision. “For m...
Thomas Tuchel Begs Hudson-Odoi to be Reliable
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Thomas Tuchel Begs Hudson-Odoi to be Reliable

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed his conversation with Winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, ahead of his side’s Champions League last-16, first-leg tie with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night at National Arena in Romania. Tuchel also said he urged Hudson-Odoi to be more “reliable” for Chelsea’s squad when he comes on from the bench. Recall that Hudson-Odoi was a bit disappointed to be named among the substitutes during Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s over the weekend. The 20-year-old was brought on for Tammy Abraham at the start of the second half after Takumi Minamino had put Southampton in front. However, the England international lasted just 31 minutes before Hakim Ziyech replaced him in the 76 minutes. “It’s not a big thing at all for me,” Tu...
Hudson-Odoi Not Happy With Thomas Tuchel – Joe Cole
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Hudson-Odoi Not Happy With Thomas Tuchel – Joe Cole

  Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole has said that Callum Hudson-Odoi is not happy with the way he was treated by manager Thomas Tuchel during Saturday’s Premier League clash with Southampton. Cole said the manager took a huge gamble with his treatment of the Ghanaian born England International. During the 1-1 draw with the Saints, Tuchel only subbed on the winger at half-time, only to pull him off again just 31 minutes later. Visibly angry Hudson-Odoi left the field and kicked a water bottle as he walked up the steps to take his place in the stands. After Tuchel told the press that he was not happy with the 20-year-old’s performance, “I was not happy with the attitude and energy…” Cole reacted, saying: “…I just question whether it was unnecessary at the time to upset...
Arsene Wenger Reacts to Tuchel Re-substitution of Hudson-Odoi in 1-1 Draw With Southampton
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Arsene Wenger Reacts to Tuchel Re-substitution of Hudson-Odoi in 1-1 Draw With Southampton

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has backed Thomas Tuchel’s decision to remove Callum Hudson-Odoi during Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday. Hudson-Odoi started the game from the bench but replaced the injured Tammy Abraham after the first half. Tuchel, however, removed the England forward and brought on Hakim Ziyech in his place. Wenger replaced a substitute only one time during his 22-year reign at Arsenal in 2008, when Emmanuel Eboue was hauled off at home against Wigan. And the Frenchman has admitted Hudson-Odoi badly struggled and was “not in the game” at all in the second half at Southampton. He told beIN Sports, “I’ve done it once in my life really because I was scared to lose the game because the guy was completely lost. “Basically...
Chelsea vs Newcastle: Thomas Tuchel’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: Thomas Tuchel’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed

  Chelsea’s squad to face Newcastle United in tonight’s Premier League tie has been made public. According to Football London, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 24-man squad to tackle Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel’s men head to the match after beating Barnsley 1-0 in the FA Cup in their previous fixture last Thursday. Chelsea are currently in the 5th position on the Premier League table with 39 points from 23 matches. Chelsea’s full squad against Newcastle: Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero. Defenders: Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri. Midfielders: Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kova...
Chelsea vs Newcastle: I Don’t Want to be Loved by the Players – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: I Don’t Want to be Loved by the Players – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he is striving to be “unpredictable” in the dressing room, and that he won’t “do stuff to be loved” by the players. Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard last month and has overseen four wins in his first five matches. The former PSG boss has been able to bring the best out of players like Timo Werner, Jorginho and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while also endearing himself to the media. But he insists he can be a tough task-master behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge. “If we have behaviours that harm the group and cause trouble for the team on the pitch, we should tell the players individually, but I believe strongly that everybody has to have the personality to swallow criticism in front of the group. “That way, no harm is done because we can talk...
Hudson-Odoi ‘enjoying every bit’ of life under new Chelsea manager Tuchel
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Hudson-Odoi ‘enjoying every bit’ of life under new Chelsea manager Tuchel

The 20-year-old has started all three of the former PSG manager's matches at the helm of the Blues Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi has said he is loving life under new manager Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel has deployed Hudson-Odoi as a wing-back and the 20-year-old has responded with three assured performances at his new position. Hudson-Odoi failed to lock down regular minutes under Tuchel's predecessor Frank Lampard, but has now started all three of the ex-Paris Saint Germain boss' matches as Blues head coach.
Tuchel Wants Me To Be Direct – Hudson-odoi
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Tuchel Wants Me To Be Direct – Hudson-odoi

Chelsea man of the man against Wolves Hudson-Odoi has revealed what new club manager Thomas Tuchel wants from him going forward. Hudson-odoi was Chelsea's best player on the field in Thomas Tuchel's first game as the club's manager. The 20-year-old played the wing-back position and was brilliant in every of his touches and pass. The game ended in a 0-0 draw but there was also positivity to take from the game since it was only Tuchel's second day at the club. Speaking with Chelsea's official website after the game, Odoi revealed what the former PSG coach wanted from him and what he think's about the position. ‘He wants me to be as direct and to keep getting at full-backs and defenders as much as possible,' Odoi said ‘He knows all the attacking players can be free and score g...
Werner Ends Goal Drought In Routine FA Cup Win
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Werner Ends Goal Drought In Routine FA Cup Win

Werner ends goal drought in routine FA Cup win. Frank Lampard played it safe as a solid Chelsea group easily took care of Morecambe to advance in the FA Cup. Chelsea eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 success over Morecambe on Sunday to end a three-coordinate run without a triumph. Maybe in an indication of the developing tension on his situation after a run of one dominate in seven matches in all rivalries, Frank Lampard named an extremely solid group for the visit of the League Two side to Stamford Bridge. Bricklayer Mount’s fine strike on the midfielder’s 22nd birthday opened the scoring before Timo Werner finished an objective dry spell of 827 minutes quickly before half-time. Callum Hudson-Odoi got his side’s third and just goalkeeper Mark Halstead de...
Twitter Erupts As Chelsea Advances To UCL Knockout Stage
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Twitter Erupts As Chelsea Advances To UCL Knockout Stage

Premier League side, Chelsea FC have qualified for the UEFA Champions League knock out stage after beating Rennes 2 - 1. Goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud helped seal the deal for The Blues. The London club has their qualification though having two matches left of the group stage. This could definitely look like a rampage and a wake-up call for every other from Chelsea you never can tell. Timo Werner got close early in the game but failed to convert from merely five yards. Twitter has been on a roll after the game. check below FT: Rennes 1-2 Chelsea Olivier Giroud sends Chelsea to the Champions League knockout stages 🤩#UCL pic.twitter.com/8LSdmn8FH4 — Goal (@goal) November 24, 2020 We left it late, but it's THREE points in the #UCL secured.....
Chelsea Reject Bayern Bid For Hudson-odoi
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Chelsea Reject Bayern Bid For Hudson-odoi

The Champions League winners have offered to take the 19 -year-old on loan for the rest of this season with an option to buy for £70 m next summer. Sky Germany reported earlier this week there had been a breakthrough in talks over the possibility of Bayern signing Hudson -Odoi. Bayern’ s interest in the highly-rated winger is longstanding. They made Hudson -Odoi a key target during the January transfer window last year when they offered Chelsea £ 30 m for his services, and they saw a fourth bid worth around £ 22 .5 m rejected in summer 2019. Hudson -Odoi played 83 minutes of Chelsea ’s 4 -0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday , and Frank Lampard spoke about Bayern’ s interest in the England international after the game, saying his future could even be resolved on Transfer Deadli...
Chelsea Star Hudson-Odoi Arrested By Police For Breaching Lockdown In London
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Chelsea Star Hudson-Odoi Arrested By Police For Breaching Lockdown In London

England forward Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on Sunday while breaching lockdown at 4am with a model he had met online. Officers went to the 19-year-old Chelsea star’s West London penthouse after a woman rang police and an ambulance, The Sun reports. He was released on bail in the early hours of the morning by police. Hudson-Odoi, who has had coronavirus, is said to have asked the woman to visit him wearing lingerie. It is believed the 19-year-old made contact with the woman on social media on Saturday before inviting her to his penthouse. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that an arrest had been made at Hudson-Odoi’s west London apartment after they were called shortly before 4am. “Police and London Ambulance Service were called at 03:53hrs on Sunday 17 May to a report o...

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