Chelsea have confirmed their starting XI to face Rennes in the Champions League this evening – and some fans are delighted to see Callum Hudson-Odoi in the lineup.
The Blues head into tonight’s fixture against the Ligue 1 outfit knowing that a win would take them through to the knockout stages of the Champions League. However, Frank Lampard knows from experience that won’t suffice.
Chelsea progressed from their group only as runners-up to Ajax last term, meaning a clash with eventual winners Bayern Munich was handed to them in the next round. Over two legs, they were utterly decimated.
Lampard knows that a win is needed tonight if they are to pip Sevilla to the post at the top of the group, but as is necessary in the midst of such a hectic schedule, has made changes from the win over Newcastle.
One of those is resting the in-form Hakim Ziyech and replacing him in the starting lineup with academy product Callum Hudson-Odoi. Some fans on Twitter are absolutely delighted to see the youngster included.
Here’s some of the reactions to Chelsea’s starting eleven.
HUDSON-ODOI IS STARTING A MATCH FOR CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB pic.twitter.com/2hrFjLKoVq
— Ziad (@ZiadCFC) November 24, 2020
HUDSON ODOI STARTING pic.twitter.com/wEmV7XJTmN
— CfcSheikh (@CfcSheikh) November 24, 2020
— lewis (@ftbllew) November 24, 2020
— r.?? (@Reeceinho) November 24, 2020
HUDSON FINALYL STARTINNG THANK YOU SUDVEUDVEUSVWUSVEID EIDVEUDVEUSVDUSVEID SH pic.twitter.com/cnruAjxYHR
— ™ (@_CFCBen) November 24, 2020
— Mouad (@Mouad_CWW) November 24, 2020
CHO CHO pic.twitter.com/0bYjo16Rdo
— ?eDUBard Mendy? (@MagesticMendy) November 24, 2020