Callum Hudson-Odoi might have to leave Chelsea, says Glenn Hoddle

Hudson-Odoi is not playing regularly for Chelsea (Picture: EPA)

Callum Hudson-Odoi is best suited playing on the left side of attack, according to Glenn Hoddle.

Chelsea beat Dynamo Kiev 5-0 to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, with Hudson-Odoi on target with his fourth goal of the season in the competition.

Bayern Munich were blocked from signing Hudson-Odoi in January and the teenager has since privately raised concerns about his playing time after he was given assurances during the transfer saga.

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Maurizio Sarri has deployed Hudson-Odoi sparingly on both wings since the close of the winter transfer window and Hoddle urged the Chelsea boss to play him on the left.

‘I think he’s better on the left side, when Pedro came on he was better,’ Hoddle said on BT Sport.

‘He’s a finisher. He looks like he can play wide, all the best wide players they arrive as a centre-forward. He finishes.

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‘I think he’s going to be a goalscorer as well, which is an added bonus when you’ve got a player out wide.’

And while Chelsea are hoping Hudson-Odoi will sign a new long-term deal before the summer, Hoddle advised the forward to leave Stamford Bridge if he continues to be sidelined.

‘If you’re good enough you’re in. The lad has got talent,’ he said.

Hudson-Odoi wanted to join Bayern in January (Picture: Reuters)

‘If he’s not going to get consistent football at Chelsea then he’s got to go somewhere else.

‘Now is the time he needs consistency. We’ve got to see whether he can be consistent.

‘We’ve got to see when he has a bad spell, can he come back. These are the learning curves as a youngster you need to go through.’


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