ENGLAND – Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has confirmed that winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi, will feature against Barnsley in today’s Carabao Cup tie at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard also urged Hudson-Odoi to take his opportunity and flourish against Barnsley.
Hudson-Odoi came off the bench against Brighton in Chelsea’s opening Premier League match but was an unused substitute against Liverpool last weekend.
“At the moment we’ve Christian Pulisic injured and Hakim Ziyech injured,” Lampard said as quoted by Chelsea’s official website.
“We played Timo Werner out wide the other day, but the absolute natural winger who is fit at the minute is Callum.
“We know that in a Premier League squad with the number of games we’re going to play, we need competition in those areas, back-ups in those areas and players competing to make that position their own.
“That’s where Callum is at, and that’s why I keep saying he needs to train. He needs to show in training every day and when he gets his opportunity in games, which he’ll have in this game because he will play against Barnsley.
“He has to show in every minute, on and off the ball, what he can do for the team and at the minute, that’s the position Callum is in.
“He has had an early breakthrough in his career because of his talent, he’s had an injury and now I want to see him flourish again.”
The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Barnsley is 7:45 pm.