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Sarri could get one over on Tottenham by starting Callum Hudson-Odoi on Tuesday

Sarri could get one over on Tottenham by starting Callum Hudson-Odoi on Tuesday

Games between Chelsea and Tottenham are almost always feisty and competitive affairs, but the next game between the two clubs has an extra sense of importance attached to it.

The rivals are set to take to the field in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup this week, with the two-legged affair looking like the perfect game to see how far each sie has come this term.

Heading into it, Tottenham are likely to be the favourites, given that they’re enjoying a good run of form, but the Blues always have a chance, given the quality that they possess.

Maurizio Sarri’s team selection will be interesting, and he’s got more than a few big decisions to make. One area that will need a lot of debate is the attack. Both Willian and Pedro have lacked fitness in recent weeks, and so whilst Eden Hazard is sure to start, there’s one spot in the team that is decidedly less certain. The right side of the attack could be open for a new player to get involved, and young Callum Hudson-Odoi would be an ideal candidate.

The winger, who has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich in recent weeks, is fit and available, and he seems like the most obvious option for Sarri. He, of course, played for the Blues on Saturday against Nottingham Forest, and he was the star of the show.

Picking up two assists and generally looking a cut above the rest, Hudson-Odoi proved yet again that he deserves to be involved more regularly, and Maurizio Sarri needs to recognise that.

Offering versatility, fantastic energy and pace and incredible technical ability, Hudson-Odoi is ready to play regularly, and he could offer that extra bit of quality that will help Chelsea overcome Tottenham. They’ll need a bit of flair to make it happen, and the young winger has it in droves, and the fans would be delighted to see him in the team too.

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