Callum Hudson-Odoi

Bismark’s power




Tim Harrison
Tim Harrison

By Tim Harrison

Chelsea play their second 5.30pm Saturday game in a row this weekend, aiming to wipe the Arsenal, as it were.

The Blues need to improve their game for the clash with the Gunners – they’re simply too predictable these days, with opponents having plenty of time to practise defending against the three-midget-striker system.

The team scraped through their home game against Newcastle – the unconvincing 2-1 scoreline proving less interesting than the ballyhoo surrounding teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Bayern Munich are prepared to pay £35m despite Callum only making five starts for Chelsea, a figure which means Morrie Sarri now looks at the winger in a new light.

Against the Magpies, in a late 10-minute cameo, he began down the left, but was immediately switched to the right wing. “We want you to stay, we want you to stay-ay-ay,” the Chelsea choir sang to the 18-year-old, who will hold off making a decision about a move until June.

What might tip the scales in favour of a move to Germany is that Callum’s dad, Bismark Odoi, is his agent... and the Germans do admire their Bismarcks.

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Luton in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay will send 6,000 Owls flying down to Stamford Bridge to fill the Shed for the fourth-round tie on 27 January, with ex-Blue Sam Hutchinson (Wednesday’s version of Cesar Azpilicueta) returning to his old club.

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