Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi suffers fresh injury setback in blow for Frank Lampard

Callum Hudson-Odoi has suffered a fresh injury setback. The Chelsea winger has aggravated the hamstring problem that has sidelined him for a number of weeks.

Hudson-Odoi has been troubled by injuries since breaking into the first team on a regular basis last season.

The 19-year-old has chipped in with six goals and four assists for Frank Lampard’s men this season but it is not the first time this campaign that he has been sidelined.

It emerged last month that Hudson-Odoi had damaged his hamstring.

“Callum pulled up with a hamstring a couple of days ago in training which we have been assessing,” Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said before the Premier League clash with Manchester United.

“He’s out as well, hopefully not for too long.”

According to The Athletic, it is not yet clear how badly Hudson-Odoi has aggravated his hamstring.

It is a blow for Lampard, who is hoping to cling on to fourth spot in the Premier League.

Qualification to the Champions League would represent a promising maiden campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge for Lampard.

Chelsea are also in the hunt for silverware after reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

The Blues secured a 2-0 victory against Premier League leaders Liverpool to book their place in the last eight. Willian and Ross Barkley were on target either side of the break.

“It was an impressive performance,” said Lampard. “It’s hard to be comprehensive against Liverpool because they remain in the game because of the team they are, but I can’t ask any for any more: the spirit, the work ethic, the quality.

“You have to defend really well to keep a clean sheet against them, and we did. We defended with everything, played well, and deserved to win the game.

“In the first two games against Liverpool we might have played some better football, and had more control of the ball, but today we had an extra spirit about us.”

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