Callum Hudson Odoi was on the verge of leaving Chelsea at the beginning of the year.
12 months later he has signed a new contract and there is a huge expectation from the teenager.
The winger was happy to stay under the Lampard reign and began the season nicely after recovering from his long term injury.
However, another setback in terms of injury saw him stay on the sidelines once again.
He only recovered recently and last night’s match against Southampton was his first start.
As Chelsea struggled to break down a rigid Southampton defence, Hudson-Odoi looked out of sorts and slow paced last night.
The winger obviously needs more time to get back on track and amidst criticism that the player is not looking sharp, his boss Lampard decided to defend the youngster.
‘He’s still young and he’s in a period now where he has to get his head down and work to show what he can be for this club. I showed faith in playing him today and I will continue to do that.’
Chelsea will need the likes of CHO and Pulisic to fire as Willian has been carrying the weight of the attack for some time now.