Hudson-Odoi can prove himself for Chelsea this season

Hudson-Odoi can prove himself for Chelsea this season.

Cesar Azpilicueta thinks Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to be an ‘important player’ for Chelsea after his brilliant run of games in pre-season, including in the most recent 1-1 draw with Arsenal in the International Champions Cup.

Maurizio Sarri is now deliberating over whether he should start the 17-year-old against Manchester City in the Community Shield after his display caused problems for Arsenal’s right-back Hector Bellerin.

As first revealed by Get247, Chelsea is trying to tie down Hudson-Odoi to a new five-year deal and Azpilicueta thinks that his young team-mate is ready to be considered a first team player at the club.