Chelsea splashed out a cool £58 million earlier this week to secure the signature of Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic.
The United States international, who only turned 20 in September, is widely regarded as one of European football’s most talented youngsters and will complete his move to Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
However, Pulisic’s signing has raised doubts over Callum Hudson-Odoi’s future with the Blues.
The 18-year-old, who has been with Chelsea since 2007, is wanted by German giants Bayern Munich and could be forgiven if he’s sorely tempted by a move to the Allianz Arena.
Hudson-Odoi impressed in pre-season and was expected to enjoy a breakthrough campaign but has barely featured for Chelsea in the Premier League.
The England Under-19 international has made one league appearance all season, playing 42 minutes in the 2-1 win over Watford on Boxing Day.
However, he was handed a rare start by Maurizio Sarri against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round on Saturday afternoon.
And he showed exactly why Bayern are trying so hard to sign him with a stunning individual performance against the Championship outfit.
Alvaro Morata scored both of Chelsea’s goals in a 2-0 win but Hudson-Odoi was the game’s standout performer.
He provided assists for Morata’s two goals terrorised the Forest defence with his pace, skill and directness.
A video of his individual highlights has emerged and you can watch it here…
What a performance. He’s the real deal, alright.
Sky Sports revealed this week that Chelsea value Hudson-Odoi around the £40 million mark.
Well, based on this display, £40 million will eventually look cheap for this potential world beater, who appears to have all the tools required to become a first-class wide forward.
Here’s what Chelsea fans are saying about Hudson-Odoi after his latest performance…
Asked whether his display might help him break into Sarri’s team, Hudson-Odoi was quoted by Goal.com as saying: "Hopefully, hopefully. You never know.
"I feel really proud to get opportunity to play and help the team get the win we deserved.
"We played really well, our mentality was strong and we deserved the win that we got. Alvaro did really well getting the goals and we all worked hard as a team and we deserved the win."News Now - Sport News