“He’s making it now” – Frank Lampard admits young star is making a case for run in the team

Chelsea moved onto the fourth round of the FA Cup yesterday afternoon beating League Two side Morecambe 4-0.

The game was never expected to be a tough one, but these ties can often be banana skins (just ask Leeds!).

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Chelsea did the job well and breezed into the next round. The star of the show and most people’s Man of the Match selection was winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The 20-year old is enjoying his best run of form since returning from a serious injury, and he has firmly staked his claim to be a regular for Lampard in the starting line up now.

He scored a lovely goal yesterday and his all-round game is just looking so much better, the confidence is back.

Lampard agrees, and admits that the youngster is now giving him a great selection headache by staking a claim for a run in the starting eleven.

As reported by The Daily Star, Lampard spoke after the game yesterday.

He said:

“Callum is playing well and improving. He has improved and there’s much more to come from him.

“But I think his application in training, his desire to look at his game, goals like today are a fantastic example.

“In terms of how long until he makes that case [for a run in the team]? He’s making it now.

“When everyone is fit we have maybe three natural wingers and he’s one of them. There’s always going to be a time when I have to make selection decisions.”