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Ian Wright And Alan Shearer Agree That Chelsea Star Was 'Really Poor' vs Brighton

Daniel Marland

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Ian Wright And Alan Shearer Agree That Chelsea Star Was 'Really Poor' vs Brighton

Premier League legends Ian Wright and Alan Shearer agree that Callum Hudson-Odoi was 'really poor' during Chelsea's clash with Brighton on Tuesday.

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The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw at the AMEX Stadium after Adam Webster's header cancelled out Hakim Ziyech's opener.

Manager Thomas Tuchel put their lack of energy in attack down to fatigue, but former England internationals Shearer and Wright picked out Hudson-Odoi's performance to prove it wasn't the case.

"Hudson-Odoi I thought he had a really poor game this evening," Shearer told Premier League Productions.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"You’re looking for some energy, you’re looking for a burst of pace to go past the defender and it never happened.

"It’s his [Tuchel’s] job to sort it out because we can see it happening on the pitch, we saw it on Saturday against Manchester City, we saw it again against Brighton, it’s not a happy camp and that is one of the reasons, no doubt about it."

Hudson-Odoi had the chance to break in the second half after Brighton had pushed men up.

Instead, the 21-year-old opted to turn backwards and pass it to one one of his teammates in defence.

That frustrated Wright who wanted to see Hudson-Odoi maraud forward with conviction.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"This was a perfect opportunity. Look at Lukaku, you see his arms up in the air," he added.

"Hudson-Odoi in that instance, he’s got a runner outside him, he’s onside, you play it to the runner, he plays it in and Lukaku might get his goal, all of a sudden Chelsea get themselves going.

"His decision there to stop, come back and pass it all the way back, I can’t believe what I’m seeing."

The Cobham academy graduate is yet to kick on and secure a spot in the first team, having scored just three goals all campaign.

Ziyech's celebrations for the opener were muted and it's led to rumours of dressing room unrest at Stamford Bridge.

Romelu Lukaku gave an interview to Italian media last month in which he expressed his frustrations with Tuchel's system.

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Image Credit: Alamy

The summer arrival from Inter Milan also wasn't shy in praising his former side and said he'd like to return one day.

Lukaku has since apologised for the interview, but Shearer thinks it isn't a 'happy camp' right now.

He continued: "It doesn’t look a happy camp to me.

"Too many players waving their arms around, passing the buck, looking for excuses, nowhere near good enough in forward positions from a Chelsea point of view.

"I think he’s got issues in that Chelsea dressing room that need sorting out and need sorting out quick."

Chelsea sit third in the Premier League and are 12 points behind leaders Manchester City.

They return to action on Sunday afternoon against Tottenham Hotspur, which will see former manager Antonio Conte in the away dugout.

Featured Image Credit: Premier League Productions, BBC & Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Premier League, Ian Wright, Alan Shearer

Daniel Marland
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