Is CHO actually receiving not enough opportunities? Observing 18-year-old's minutes vs his comparables
- Callum Hudson-Odoi has played 555 minutes of senior football in all competitions this season so far.
- Only four PL 18-year-old's have played more, with Man City's Phil Foden being the only big six side's player above the Blues' winger on the list.
- Wolverhampton's Morgan Gibbs-White and Ryan Giles, and Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon are the rest three.
Callum Hudson-Odoi's playing time has become a much-discussed topic among Chelsea fans and Blues-related media lately. Many believe the 18-year-old should receive a lot more opportunities, taking into account his display on the pitch, as well as Pedro and Willian's recent form.
However, Maurizio Sarri seems to be trusting the experience a little bit more than the potential, therefore, the majorly-talented youngster's chances have been quite limited. The issue is steadily becoming a worrying one for Chelsea as Bayern Munich have expressed a vivid interest in the Englishman's services.
Thus, is Hudson-Odoi really playing too little? Mfalisze, a Reddit user, has made a table to observe how Callum's minutes stack up to other 18-year-olds in the Premier League. As it stands, with 555 minutes played for Chelsea senior team in all competitions this season so far, CHO is the fifth-used player among his contemporaries.
Only Phil Foden, a centre-back for Machester City, is a big six side's 18-year-old that is getting more opportunities than Hudson-Odoi. Other three, Ryan Sessegnon, Fulham, one of the brightest youngsters of the generation, Morgan Gibbs-White and Ryan Giles, both Wolverhampton, play for much humbler sides.