Chelsea: Callum Hudson-Odoi is criticised for ‘very unusual’ mis-placed cross

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Callum Hudson-Odoi is criticised for ‘very unusual’ mis-placed cross supposed for Mason Mount by Eni Aluko and Gus Poyet after Chelsea slip to stoppage time draw versus Brighton

  • Callum Hudson-Odoi led a two-on-one Chelsea counter assault towards Brighton 
  • However his cross destined for an unmarked Mason Mount someway discovered a defender
  • The attacking breakdown at 1-0 proved expensive after Brighton later equalised
  • Former Chelsea stars Eni Aluko and Gus Poyet had been crucial of the ahead 

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been informed he should ‘be higher’ after squandering a good chance for Chelsea to kill their sport off towards Brighton on Wednesday night time.

The Blues had been 1-0 up following a primary half-header from Romelu Lukaku, when Callum Hudson-Odoi broke to steer a two-on-one counter assault within the second half.

However regardless of solely having to sq. a cross for an unmarked Mason Mount contained in the field, the Blues ahead someway performed his cross straight to Brighton defender Joel Veltman who intercepted the ball earlier than clearing the hazard.

The chance proved expensive for the Blues who later conceded a stoppage time equaliser after a Danny Welbeck header to fall eight factors behind Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis after drawing 1-1.

Former Chelsea ahead Eni Aluko blasted Hudson-Odoi for failing to take advantage of the chance. 

‘At this degree you’ve acquired to be higher,’ she informed Amazon Prime. ‘It’s a 2 v 1 scenario, possibly he must launch it faster. However you’ve acquired to make that cross, it’s important to make that cross.

Hudson-Odoi was later substituted in the game to make way for midfielder N'Golo Kante

Hudson-Odoi was later substituted within the sport to make manner for midfielder N’Golo Kante

‘That’s the distinction doubtlessly between successful the sport and getting a sickening equaliser on the finish and drawing the sport.’

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Gustavo Poyet echoed Aluko’s sentiments whereas additionally admitting he was left confused how he might solely pick Veltman amongst his vary of passing choices.  

‘I’m stunned he wanted to cross. It’s not like he tried to cross over the defender or round him,’ the Uruguayan added.

‘He hit the defender right away. That’s very unusual. Usually you miss that cross in behind as a result of the opposite participant is just too far forward of you otherwise you attempt to play it too intelligent.

‘He didn’t do one or the opposite. He simply hit the defender. Very unusual.’

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Hudson-Odoi was later booked after which substituted on a subdued night for the for the 21-year-old with co-commentary pundit Andy Townsend additionally crucial of his expensive error.

‘You’ve acquired to take advantage of that. That should find yourself with an try on purpose,’ the previous Chelsea midfielder mentioned. 

‘It’s the choice from Callum Hudson Odoi – it’s that finish product, these key moments he’s acquired to do higher in.’

‘He’s labored laborious, it’s simply these large moments, simply these large resolution to make – if he can begin getting these proper he’ll develop a lot faster as a participant.’


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