Callum Hudson-Odoi delighted to make injury return as Chelsea U-23 beat Brighton

Published on: 16 September 2019

English-born Ghanaian forward Callum Hudson-Odoi 'feels great' after marking his injury return in Chelsea's U-23 win over Brighton & Hove Albion over the weekend. 

Hudson-Odoi made his first appearance since suffering an injury in the 2-2 stalemate against Burnley in May.

The 18-year-old played for 60 minutes and provided an assist in the 2-1 win over Brighton.

"I felt great,’ Hudson-Odoi told ‘It’s good to be back at the Bridge and to play in front of a good crowd because it was a decent turnout.

"I don’t feel any pain at the moment, no problems when I run with the ball so everything is good. My whole body feels good and now it’s about getting more match fitness, which comes from playing in games like this."

His return will be a major boost for Frank Lampard's side as the highly-rated youngster is yet to make a senior appearance in the 2019/20 season.

Speaking after the game, he stated his happiness to see his former Academy teammates excel in the Premier League this season.

"It’s great for the Academy," he said.

"We’ve always worked hard to get to this position and we’re all grateful so we just have to keep working and keep getting as many opportunities as possible."