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Rio Ferdinand has raved about Callum Hudson-Odoi following the winger’s display in Chelsea’s Champions League win over Malmo.
According to former Manchester United star, the England professional produced a “beautiful” ball that saw his teammate Hakim Ziyech scoring the only goal of the match, hence securing a win for Thomas Tuchel’s side.
“Tantalising ball, beautiful,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
“This is what you want from your wingers and this is what we’ve been waiting for and want to see on a consistent basis from Callum.
“We’ve heard about Callum since he was a young kid coming through the ranks at Chelsea, talking about him and [Jadon] Sancho… who’s the better player etc.
“He hasn’t quite lit it up yet as consistently as someone like Sancho has but if he starts doing that on a regular basis, the hype will be real.
“You have to point out he’s had a big injury, an achilles injury which is a massive injury which he’s still probably coming back from – so you’ve got to give him that benefit of the doubt still.”