Hudson-Odoi shows glimpses of old self
|(Callum Hudson-Odoi 7, Ross Barkley 33)|
Callum Hudson-Odoi showed signs that he might be emerging from his sophomore slump with a sizzling display in last night's 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.
The 19-year-old has endured a difficult season as injuries and poor form have ruined the positive impact he had last season.
The England winger made his name with a breakthrough display against Forest in the FA Cup last year, so perhaps it wasn't a surprise that he was more like his old self as he opened the scoring against the second-tier side in the seventh minute.
Taking possession on the right, he cut inside and fired into the bottom-right corner for just his second goal of the season.
Blues boss Frank Lampard had made nine changes, but Chelsea - wearing a retro home kit in tribute to their first FA Cup final win against Leeds in 1970 - doubled their lead in the 33rd minute.
Hudson-Odoi's shot was parried straight to Ross Barkley and the midfielder poked home at the back post. - AFP