The 19-year-old was a Bayern Munich target last January. The Bundesliga giants are believed to have made three bids for his services. However, The Blues wanted to keep hold of the youngster, with Hudson-Odoi eventually putting pen to paper on a new five-year-deal earlier this season.
The academy graduate has only recently recovered from injury. He is well on the road to regaining the form he showed last season, having scored once, and adding four assists since his return.
Chelsea are undergoing some huge changes this season. The appointment of legend Frank Lampard, with his reliance on integrating youth, has created a buzz at Stamford Bridge. Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James have all seen regular first-team action.
The 19-year-old admitted earlier this week, that it was Lampard’s appointment that persuaded him to commit to a long-term future at Stamford Bridge. Reported by the BBC, it only took one conversation of reassurance with the Chelsea boss. Hudson-Odoi said:
“He just said he believes in me, he wants me to work hard and if I believe in myself then he believes in me and things will go well for me at this club”.
“He wants me to play for him, “They were encouraging signs that you want to hear from a manager.”
Hudson-Odoi can become a huge star with Chelsea. Competition for places is tough, but the youngster has talent and belief to succeed.
It’s also very unlikely Chelsea would entertain selling him in the near future. Considering his age, and length of contract, it would take an astronomical bid for The Blues to even consider parting with Hudson-Odoi.