The Chelsea fans were pleased with their side’s performance against Newcastle United yesterday, and they were equally as pleased to see Callum Hudson-Odoi make his professional debut for the club.
Antonio Conte’s side comfortably secured their place in the FA Cup 5th round draw with a 3-0 victory over The Magpies yesterday afternoon. Michy Batshuayi took full advantage of a rare start in Chelsea blue as he bagged a first-half brace to put his side in cruise control at Stamford Bridge. Marcos Alonso scored a delightful free-kick in the 72nd minute to put the tie beyond Newcastle’s reach, and Conto used their comfortable lead as an opportunity to hand Callum Hudson-Odoi his first-team debut for the club with just 9 minutes of regulation time to play.
Hudson-Odoi is just 17-years-old, but he has been widely tipped for huge success in the game by those who have worked closely with the England U17 star. Since he was promoted to Chelsea’s U23 side at the beginning of the season, Hudson-Odoi has scored 10 goals and assisted 4 from just 13 appearances, so it’s easy to understand why his reputation is rapidly on the rise.
In the aftermath of proceedings, the Chelsea fans took to Twitter to heap praise on their future star and congratulate him on a monumental occasion for their academy prospect.
And a handful of the supporters urged Conte to resist the urge to send him out on loan and ensure that he gets the opportunities he deserves in the first-team during the seasons to come.
Here’s what the Chelsea supporters had to say about Hudson-Odoi following his cameo appearance against Newcastle…
Better than Dembele
— Дэнни – Я Люблю Тебя Россия (@dannydoes) January 28, 2018
Do not loan him.
— ᴺᴷ13 (@NGoloFC) January 28, 2018
Better than Martial
— Ruben Loftus-Cheek FC (@EnglishGunman) January 28, 2018
The future of Chelsea FC
Great Talent! One to watch out for in the future!
— Sunil A S (@AnsSunil) January 28, 2018
better than neymar 🙂
— Yassin.. (@YassinJama26) January 28, 2018
Future legend mate, never leave.
— вне форума (@tatticadisarri) January 28, 2018
Only a few touches but they were all good ones, well done bro, keep up the hard work and there’s gonna be many more games to come
— Anyone But Croatia (@Mattheveli) January 28, 2018
Future balon d'or. Watch this space
— x (@MorataMovement) January 28, 2018Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
Must be given a chance
— Nana Kojo Hazard (@KojoHazard) January 28, 2018