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Chelsea players were confused as to why Callum Hudson-Odoi wasn’t regularly starting under Maurizio Sarri last season according to Rob Grren.

Former England stopper Green spent a year on the books at Chelsea under the Italian boss last season, and he has now discussed one thing might have led to disagreement between the playing squad and their coach.

Hudson-Odoi is set to be at the forefront of Frank Lampard’s plans to get the Blues back to the top of English football, but Sarri opted to leave him as a secondary member of his team.

When asked about if the rejected bids from Bayern Munich unsettled the 20-year-old, Green was adamant that they did not have an effect.

He told BBC Sport: “Yeah it’s water off a duck’s back for him, he’s a confident lad who’s really really happy just playing his football.

“He’s got such a brilliant mind when playing and he’s so confident.

“When he goes out there he’ll try things, and he does it on the biggest stage.

“You’ll ask him ‘why did you do that?’ and he’ll say: ‘I’ve never done it before and i just thought I’ll try it’.”

Ex-West Ham and Norwich City goalkeeper Green went on to discuss why he knew that Hudson-Odoi was going to be a star, and how he may leave Chelsea in the future.

He added: “You knew by the the way he spoke and the way he is around the lads and just the way he hold himself and obviously his ability, he’s going to be at Chelsea for as long as he wants and then maybe onto greater things.

“I’d say he’s a level above [Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount] he will be.

“We were in the dressing room last season and the players were saying ‘how is he not playing?’ he was going out in training and tearing some of the best defenders in the world apart.

“Because Eden [Hazard] was Eden and he would go out without doing his boots up, he [Hudson-Odoi] would be consistently the best trainer.

“It got to the point where some of the bets defenders in the world were stood there applauding.

“There’s no such things as nerves for him.”

Next up for Chelsea is the visit of Newcastle on October 19 after the upcoming international break.


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