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Hudson-Odoi is starting to give Lampard what he wants

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Frank Lampard reflected that although Callum Hudson-Odoi struggled for playing time until recently but is now starting to give him what he wants.

Callum Hudson-Odoi’s Chelsea career has been a little stop start of late.

While he is featuring regularly, he is not a regular first-team starter the player and the club had hoped he would become.

The Frank Lampard era at Stamford Bridge is focused on bringing through the academy’s prodigious talent.

However, the Blues boss has shown he is not afraid to put the youngsters back on the bench should they fail to demonstrate the kind of form and attitude he demands.

Much like Hudson-Odoi the likes of Tammy Abraham has gone from first-team regular to warming the bench of late.

Lampard though feels that the impact that Hudson-Odoi has demonstrated in his most recent performances both on match day and on the practice field is what he has been looking for.

In an interview reported by Goal, Lampard is confident the winger is understanding what is expected from him.

He said:

“I’ve spoken about Callum a lot, he needs to keep training at the highest level, which is actually what I’ve seen him doing, particularly in the last week or 10 days.”

“In the two games he’s come on he’s had good impacts, in the last two performances, and that’s the way he needs to continue.”

“He’s a young player with great talent, great potential, and I want to see that potential come through.”

Just who else will Lampard bring up from the academy into the first-team fold next season?