Callum Hudson-Odoi sent a pretty strong message to Maurizio Sarri following his fine performance for Chelsea in their FA Cup clash against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues found themselves 2-0 up going into the latter stages of the match, with Spanish forward Alvaro Morata scoring twice to all but put the club into the next round of the competition.
However, despite his two goals, it wasn’t Morata’s performance that was the most impressive, but that of winger Hudson-Odoi’s, who bagged two assists in a fine overall display for the west London side.
The 18-year-old was the Blues’ most dangerous player in their match against Forest, with the youngster proving to be a constant threat down Chelsea’s right-hand side.
Hudson-Odoi would’ve sent a pretty strong message to Sarri with his performance, with fans sure to call for the club to start the winger over either Willian and Pedro in the club’s upcoming fixtures.
Following his two assists for Chelsea against Forest, Hudson-Odoi became the first Chelsea player under the age of 20 to set up two goals in a game since Scott Sinclair did so against Leicester City in the League Cup back in 2007.
2 – Callum Hudson-Odoi is the first teenager to assist two goals in a single competitive fixture for Chelsea since Scott Sinclair versus Leicester in October 2007 (League Cup). Sparkling. pic.twitter.com/LBOVauSKwW
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This stat will surely encourage Chelsea fans to call for Sarri to start Hudson-Odoi even more in the coming weeks, something that club should definitely consider doing if they want to keep ahold of the player long into the future.