Callum Hudson-Odoi set for crunch talks with Frank Lampard and could leave Chelsea on loan


The young winger is desperate for more regular first-team football (Picture: Getty Images)

Callum Hudson-Odoi is growing increasingly disillusioned with his lack of first-team opportunities and is ready to speak with Frank Lampard about his future at Chelsea, according to reports.

The 19-year-old has not started either of Chelsea’s opening two Premier League fixtures, playing just 10 minutes off the bench against Brighton, while he was only used sporadically after the restart at the end of last season.

Hudson-Odoi came close to leaving Chelsea a couple of years ago when Maurizio Sarri was in charge, with Bayern Munich making a big play for his signature, but he signed a new deal and was expected to feature more prominently under Lampard.

Hudson-Odoi could ask Lampard for assurances over his game time this season (Picture: Getty)

That has not happened, however, and Hudson-Odoi’s opportunities have been further limited by host of attacking summer signings in the form of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.

According to The Athletic, Hudson-Odoi is not particularly pleased with his current situation and his representatives are planning to speak to the club.

The England Under-21 international wants to discuss how much of a role he has to play under Lampard and would even consider leaving, particularly with his chances likely to be even more limited in the coming weeks.

Both Ziyech and Christian Pulisic are currently sidelined with injuries and Hudson-Odoi fears that if he cannot get in the starting XI now, he may not even make the matchday squad when that duo return to fitness.

The Athletic‘s report even goes as far as to suggest that Chelsea are already working on a deal that will see Hudson-Odoi loaned out and a move ‘could be finalised by the weekend’.

The teenager made a brief cameo off the bench against Brighton last week (Picture: Getty)

Hudson-Odoi is conscious that his place in the England senior team for the European Championships next summer hinges on him playing regularly, so a loan to a Premier League club could suit all parties.

Despite his enormous potential, Hudson-Odoi has struggled to nail down a place in Lampard’s Chelsea team, scoring just once in 22 Premier League outings last season – though he did register five assists.

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