Chelsea supporters have called on Maurizio Sarri to start Callum Hudson-Odoi after a brilliant display in England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Monday.
The 18-year-old was handed his full debut for his country in Podgorica as Gareth Southgate’s men won 5-1, laying on an assist for club teammate Ross Barkley.
Indeed, Hudson-Odoi’s first international start came, amazingly, before his first senior Premier League one for Chelsea.
He has instead been reduced to substitute appearances, with his longest cameo coming against Watford, when he played 42 minutes.
Maurizio Sarri has introduced Hudson-Odoi into the fold six times in total in the top-flight and he has yet to score a goal or provide an assist.
But Blues fans were left drooling over his display against Montenegro and believe that he simply has to play from the outset against Cardiff this weekend.
Take a look at the best of the reaction on Twitter below!
CHO has to start against Cardiff.
— ً (@CFCBrano) March 25, 2019
Barkley can stay on the bench. Obviously CHO needs to start
— Cam (@CFC10i) March 25, 2019
CHO playing a full 90 against Montenegro but probably won't even play 30 against Cardiff on Sunday. Sarri surely has to have seen how good he is in the past 2 games
— Joel Edwards (@CFCJoel1) March 25, 2019
CHO is another class. I’m not sure he’s ever had a bad game. He consistently puts on a show every chance he’s given. Either Sarri has an agenda or he’s just an idiot. Who would slow play such a talent at 18 years old? The more game time he gets, the better he’ll get.
— Deep? (@Deep_CFC) March 25, 2019
No way CHO doesn’t start matches for Chelsea now ?
— Chelsea. (@TheBridgeCFC) March 25, 2019
All I’m saying Maurizio Sarri please start Hudson Odoi
— KB!! (@CFCKhalz) March 25, 2019
Chelsea fans can, at times, overhype Hudson-Odoi. Performances for England tho show he HAS to start and be given a regular run in the Chelsea side with Hazard & Giroud/Higuain. He has so much potential and it’s time to see if he can do it in the Premier league regularly
— Adam (@Adam_Molloy1983) March 25, 2019
Hudson-Odoi surely must start on the weekend. Sarri will be heavily criticised by people if he doesn’t?
— James??????? (@Kyzxhh) March 25, 2019