Chelsea had a great weekend. They beat Brighton fairly comfortably, despite late concern after the Seagulls managed to get a goal back, but in the end, Maurizio Sarri’s men were good value for the win.
They’ve now got a couple of days before they’re back in domestic cup action, with a tie against Bournemouth on the horizon.
However, in the meantime, more news has come the way of the Blues, in the form of the Europa League draw. Chelsea qualified for the knockout stages some time ago, but following the conclusion of the group round, their opponents for the next round have been revealed.
They’re set to take on Swedish side Malmo in February, which is a tie that, undeniably, the Blues will be the favourites for.
In response to the news, whilst some fans are discussing the tie, many are instead focused on one man – Callum Hudson-Odoi. Loads of Chelsea fans are saying the same thing, albeit in a few different ways, but their message is clear – this is another ideal opportunity for the Englishman to get a chance.
He has, of course, played a role thus far in their pursuit of the trophy, and the winger is unlikely to get minutes outside of the competition, at least judging by Maurizio Sarri’s decisions so far this season.
See what they’ve had to say below…
Malmo don’t want this smoke. pic.twitter.com/10gvDN1c1x
— Pys (@CFCPys) December 17, 2018
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) December 17, 2018
Hudson odoi scoring 10 over the two games
— N’Golo (@Hoo_FlungDung) December 17, 2018
Just okay Hudson , Ampadu and Emerson and we all stay happy
— Ruben Revolution (@max63025057) December 17, 2018
Hudson Odoi – Hazard – Pedro
— Zain Huss (@ZainHuss3) December 17, 2018
Hudson Odoi to score a hatrick! https://t.co/6wfPEMv2PX
— Hashim CFC (@Hashyy131) December 17, 2018
So we draw Malmo.
Time for a Hudson-Odoi hat trick!
— Ahmed (@FuriousRantz16) December 17, 2018