Frank Lampard says ‘great talent’ Callum Hudson-Odoi will realize his potential at Chelsea despite concerns over his playing time and fierce competition for places next season
- Hudson-Odoi has only played 48 minutes since resuming, all off the bench
- It has led to suggestions that he could leave Chelsea to seek more playing time
- The competition for places will be even more intense next season with new arrivals
- Lampard insisted that he want to bring England forward to realize his potential at Chelsea
Frank Lampard says he expects all of his players to play as much as possible, following suggestions that Callum Hudson-Odoi might consider leaving Chelsea due to frustrations over his lack of playing time.
And Lampard insists he wants Hudson-Odoi to realize his enormous potential at Chelsea.
English winger Hudson-Odoi has only played Chelsea for 48 minutes since the resumption of the season, spread over four substitutes.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has struggled to find the time of the game since restarting football
It has suggested that Hudson-Odoi will move elsewhere to play more often
Sources close to the winger have delayed the conversation that Hudson-Odoi, who signed a five-year contract last September after strong interest from Bayern Munich, is unhappy at the bridge.
Although competition for offensive places will intensify once Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner arrive in the summer.
Chelsea also plan to further strengthen their options by signing Bayer Leverkusen’s German rising star Kai Havertz, and Willian’s future is also unsolved.
Should all of Chelsea’s summer transfer plans expire, Hudson-Odoi might be one of the few players wondering how they fit into Lampard’s plans.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard insists that Hudson-Odoi can realize his potential at the club
Lampard watches his players during their training session prior to the visit to Liverpool
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But Lampard praised Hudson-Odoi’s ‘great talent’ and expressed his hope that it will stay with Chelsea.
When asked if he felt any frustration with Hudson-Odoi, Lampard said, “No, but I expect all my players to play as much as possible, so only as much as I would expect from someone else.
“I have to choose a team. I choose a lot about how players train daily and what they can give us and what they can give us when they start or start. So it is the same as any other player.
“I talked a lot about Callum. He has to keep training at the highest level and that is actually what I have seen him do.
“Especially in the past week, ten days and in the two games he has played, he had good results in the last two performances and that’s the way he should go.
“He is a young player with a lot of talent, great potential and I want to realize that potential.”