The Chelsea fans were delighted with the late impact of Willian in the Transfer Tavern on Saturday evening.
Just as Antonio Conte looked set to taste his first Premier League defeat in 5 matches, Willian stepped up to produce an outrageous chip to level proceedings at Anfield. His finish was surely intended as a back-post cross, regardless of the Brazillian’s post-match comments in which he claimed the effort was intended as a shot.
However, there was no doubt about the intention of Chelsea’s 17-year-old talent Callum Hudson-Odoi’s finish for the development squad on Saturday.
The Ghanaian collected the ball just inside his own half before embarking on a startling run that Lionel Messi would have been immensely proud of.
A clip containing the mesmerising goal from Odoi was shared on Chelsea’s official Twitter page on Sunday.
Callum Hudson-Odoi’s solo goal for the development squad yesterday… pic.twitter.com/96XLCEyWN1
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 26, 2017
Odoi raced into the opponents half with purpose and power, skipped beyond the challenges of three bamboozled opponents before striding past the goalkeeper and placing the ball into the empty net.
The strike has deservedly caught the attention of plenty of Chelsea fans on Twitter who are pondering if they’ve just laid their eyes on the next Eden Hazard.
With Chelsea’s youth policy currently a familiar theme in the media, it is no surprise to see plenty of fans predicting the future of their young talent.
Here’s what the fans had to say about Odoi’s moment of magic on Twitter…
Qn is, does he jump the queue? There's Mitchy, Izzy & Tammy all waiting to be 1st team regulars! At 17, do we loan him out or put him on fringes of 1st team?
That's why Conte earns the big bucks, he needs to make big big decisions on the youth!
— TheRealMo (@MoNsubuga) November 26, 2017
— NATIONLander (@NATIONLander) November 27, 2017
@ChelseaFC future’s ronaldo
— Toğrul (@tog_rul767) November 27, 2017
brilliant effort and finishing by callum, hope u make the first team 4 chelsea in the near future, cheers
— johndbeloved (@johndbeloved) November 27, 2017
Is that Eden Hazard?
— Bridge News
*sells him after he returns from loan
— Coochie Snatcher
It's about good time this boy is introduce to the senior squad, he's very good #believeinhim
— bravemann-sowah (@BravemannS) November 27, 2017
He is a genius. Gifted talent. Lucky to watch all his games in Kolkata during u17 WC
— Souradeep Chatterjee (@souradeep_india) November 27, 2017
I think it's good if that's the case. He should look at Christensen and get motivation from him. I think he might be another KDB if we sell him.
— Kene (@valjoze) November 26, 2017