Chelsea have received a major boost from Callum Hudson-Odoi’s early return to first-team training.
The young Blues winger has missed the past five or so months with an Achilles tendon injury but his recovery has progressed well ahead of schedule.
Chelsea have certainly missed his energy going forward as they continue to strive for their first win of the 2019/20 season. Hudson-Odoi was supposed to return sometime in October but he could be available for selection as soon as in September.
He would give the Chelsea forward line a completely new dynamic. Youngsters, Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are already settling into Frank Lampard’s high-intensity style of play. Willian is yet to hit his best form and Pedro is best suited to being a super-sub or as a second-string option.
Hudson-Odoi was rewarded with a new Chelsea contract after his impressive bouts last season.
Lampard’s job as the new Chelsea manager has been made harder by the transfer ban set on them by FIFA. Of course, the list of first-team injuries don’t help either.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is recovering from a similar injury as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger is making his comeback from a meniscus tear.