Chelsea are a better team when Callum Hudson-Odoi plays, insists Blues legend Eidur Gudjohnsen


Chelsea are a better team when Callum Hudson-Odoi plays, insists Blues legend Eidur Gudjohnsen

Chelsea cult hero Eidur Gudjohnsen wants to see more of Callum Hudson-Odoi, insisting the Blues are better when he plays.

The former striker, who made 263 appearances for the west London club, believes the 18-year-old winger is ready to feature more regularly after finally earning his first Premier League start against Brighton.

Chelsea fans have been crying out for Maurizio Sarri to use the academy graduate, who continues to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

“As a young player coming through, you have to take your chances and use the opportunities well. Every time he’s been given a chance, he’s shown that he’s got the qualities,” Gudjohnsen told talkSPORT.

Hudson-Odoi shone against Brighton

“You do feel that with Hudson-Odoi on the pitch, Chelsea look like a better team.

“He’s got time but he’s shown that he’s ready and we would love to see a talent like that on the pitch even more.”

An assist on his full league debut in the 3-0 victory over Brighton did much to boost his case, as the Blues produced one of their more impressive performances of the season.