19 May 2020 13:11
When Eden Hazard departed for Real Madrid last summer, Chelsea identified a clear successor as the club's poster boy. Callum Hudson-Odoi, the immensely talented teenage forward, had broken into the first team, represented England and was already displaying the kind of potential that academy coaches had long known he possessed. Hazard's heir at Stamford Bridge had been chosen. That Hudson-Odoi was a local boy from London made it an even more obvious decision. Born in Wandsworth to parents Jenny and Bismark, he joined Chelsea at the age of eight.
His ability was noticed early on and led him to be selected for older age groups, winning the FA Youth Cup and Under-18 Premier League in 2017 at the age of 16. That same year he