Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had a night to forget as the Blues laboured to a 1-1 draw against Brighton yesterday evening.
The 21-year-old only completed 11 of his 23 passes, and he managed just one shot, before he was hauled off by manager Thomas Tuchel after 66 minutes.
Supporters on Twitter were very unhappy with Hudson-Odoi’s display, with many left wondering what the future holds for the player:
He was terrible
— THE Chelsea FC Fan💙 (@FanaticFan_) December 29, 2021
he needs a season long loan.
— CHAMPION OF EUROPE 💙 (@Towfi03) December 29, 2021
He was great last game give over
— blueis (@blueistheCLR) December 29, 2021
The bitter truth is that he can’t improve more then this, we are wasting our time given him game time.
— terah_luka (@lukaterahlet) December 29, 2021
Not good at all
— Nungua Christian Pulisic 💙⚽️ (@FredarksCFC) December 29, 2021
Not one to get on his back, but worst games he’s had for us
— Demetri ⭐️⭐️ (@d3m3_p) December 29, 2021
Cant play like that and expect to start games has to do better
— terry devine (@terrydevine4) December 29, 2021
— Felipe°™_CFC (@cfc_afmr) December 29, 2021
He should be benched against Liverpool
— Gideon Hayford (@GideonHayford17) December 29, 2021
Odoi is not chelsea Level, I keep saying this …
— Frank (@Mega_Obi1) December 29, 2021
Considering he had been excellent against Aston Villa, winning a penalty and setting up Romelu Lukaku’s goal, it was a surprise to see Hudson-Odoi perform so poorly versus Brighton.
Young players can be very inconsistent but you don’t have to look very far to see other wingers in the Premier League, such as Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, who are a similar age but can perform well on a regular basis.
Hudson-Odoi can be an infuriating player to watch at times, and it remains to be seen whether he can develop into the ‘generational talent’ many hoped he would be.