Tuttosport have released the final shortlist of 20 for their prestigious Golden Boy award.
The accolade is given to the best player aged 20 or under each year, with last year’s winner being the Netherlands and Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt. He has once again been included this year, alongside the likes of Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz and Joao Felix.
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From a Chelsea perspective, Mason Mount is the sole Blues representative. However, it comes as a little bit of a surprise that Callum Hudson-Odoi has not earned a place as well.
Last term, he netted five goals and provided five assists in 23 competitive outings, made his England debut, and has carried on in a similar vein of form this term, scoring once and providing three assists in his first four games.
Naturally, the Stamford Bridge outfit’s supporters are outraged by his omission.
They have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
No Hudson Odoi? Absolutely disgusting?
— Frank?? (@RLC_Era) October 15, 2019
How is foden there and hudson odoi arent..hes produced more for his team
— youri kongolo (@K1Youri) October 15, 2019
First half of this year do you mean? If so I disagree.
However I agree sancho, havertz etc. Are top of the pile. Tbh I’m surprised hudson odoi isnt in there as I think hes closer to their level (closer not the same level right now)
— Adam Alder (@TheAdamAlder) October 15, 2019
How in the world is Guendouzi in there instead lf Callum Hudson-Odoi ??♂️ https://t.co/kSp4y1OmZO
— José Montagna C. (@jmontagnac) October 15, 2019
Callum Hudson-Odoi player more minutes in the Premier League than Foden last season. Not forgetting the Europa games he had in which he was the highest goalscoring teenager in a European competition.
Not nominated for Golden Boy? I’m willing to forgive if he wins the Ballon d’Or
— Hale (@CFCHale) October 15, 2019
How on earh Hudson Odoi did not on the list? https://t.co/D0Xv1NVX3a
— HAFIZH FIISABILILLAH (@hafiisabilillah) October 15, 2019
hudson-odoi or riot pic.twitter.com/ZEMYbNiCRz
— CFCSkazy (@ActuallySkazy) October 15, 2019