Chelsea man admits he’s ‘not spoken’ to club much during loan and ‘can do nothing’ amid big spend

Ciaran McCarthy
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea, January 2022

Callum Hudson-Odoi has admitted he has “not spoken to Chelsea much recently” and he doesn’t know what will happen in the future amid the club’s big spend.

Hudson-Odoi has never been a fully-fledged star for the Blues. But that he’s still only 22 and his debut came five years ago shows he’s been a player with promise for some time.

Given he is still young, there’s still time for him to become a star. But his youth means he’s not been afforded consistent game-time for a lot of his time at the club.

His most league appearances in a season came in 2020/21, when he played 23 times and was directly involved in five goals. Last season, though, he featured in just 15 league games and it seemed a spell away from the club might be the best bet.

As such, he’s spending this season out on loan at Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. He’s not been in the best of form, scoring and assisting one goal each in 20 games.

With a lot of spending going on at Stamford Bridge, those who are away from the club at the moment, and some who are still there, are unsure on what the future will hold for them.

That’s the case for Hudson-Odoi, who has revealed he’s not been in contact with his parent club much of late.

“I have not spoken to them much recently at all. I am not there so seeing all these players coming, there is nothing I can say or do,” he told Sky Sports.

“At the end of the day, I am focused on the club here and trying to help as much as possible here. Whatever happens in the future, I do not know. All I can do is focus on what happens here.”

Indeed, there is a chance he is shipped out permanently, with a wealth of attacking talent filling out the squad at Chelsea. It seems Hudson-Odoi wants to do his all to show he can have an impact no matter where he is playing.

“[I want to] finish the best that I can really and push myself to the max. I wanted to come out here and get minutes into my legs and just enjoy football really as much as possible. I think that is what has been happening,” he added.

“Now it is more focused on getting the numbers up with more assists and trying to create more chances for the team. I’m definitely excited about the future.”

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