The Chelsea star who is getting special free kick training from Zola

Ross Barkley has been speaking about Callum Hudson-Odoi, and the midfielder seems certain that the winger is going to make a huge impact at Chelsea next season.

In quotes carried by Football.London, England midfielder Barkley was talking through what it’s like to be at Chelsea now he has 18 months under his belt. One of the things he spoke about was set pieces, and who might surprise people with their skills.

As he pointed out, we’ve all seen Marcos Alonso and David Luiz step up and stroke a free kick in, as well as Willian and Ross himself. But as a young player, we haven’t had much of a a chance to see him in action – there’s a decent queue ahead of him.

But according to Barkley that’s another skill in his locker, and one we should watch out for once the wonderkid is back:

“People know about Marcos, they know about David and they know about Willian,” the former Everton midfielder is quoted as saying.

Someone the fans might not know about is Callum Hudson-Odoi, he has been working on free-kicks a lot and concentrating on technique with Gianfranco Zola.”

Now if there’s one thing to get Chelsea fans excited, it’s legendary free kick master Zola training up our young talent.