Callum Hudson-Odoi: Sarri confirms plans for rising star’s full Chelsea debut

Posted April 03, 2019

Alonso started Sunday's win over Cardiff but has been in and out of the team in recent weeks.

But the dramatic conclusion could not mask a poor Chelsea display, which saw disgruntled supporters vent their frustration at Sarri and call for the Italian to be dismissed.

After being denied a chance to close the gap on their relegation rivals, Warnock claimed he might even surrender the points by fielding his youngest players in a match they are likely to lose anyway against Pep Guardiola's side.

Sarri has come under heavy fire for not giving Hudson-Odoi Premier League starts to this point.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock was understandably furious at the match officials for wrong decisions during their Premier League encounter against Chelsea.

Barkley told Chelsea FC's website: "I had a good week away with England, two positive results and I got a couple of goals, and now I'm looking forward to a strong end of the season with Chelsea".

Chelsea host Brighton on Wednesday and skipper Azpilicueta said: "We have to give the fans what they expect and the bad moments are when we all need to be together".

"I know Callum very well and I want him to improve more because the potential is there".

"We need to consider that N'Golo this season has played 50 matches and Hazard 48".

"We'll just have to regroup".

"Of course [he could start against Brighton], but first I want to see the condition of all the players, the condition of Willian, Pedro, Eden, all the wingers".

"Callum is always in my mind, in my opinion he is our future and now he is ready to play".

"He will probably start tomorrow or in the next match".

Asked if he was pleased with Cardiff's most recent defeat, Hughton said: "Of course it's normal that as soon as our result is finished you want the other teams around you to have not done well, but we would prefer certainly to make sure it's in our hands". I can understand, I can understand very well. "We have to work to improve, I think that if you take a coach with my characteristics, you have to work".

Gonzalo Higuain has been struggling for form lately so we may see the South American dropping to the bench with Olivier Giroud given a recall up front. Today we started badly but in the end we won, with a bit of luck.

"On Wednesday from the first minute, we have to create a good atmosphere on the pitch".