He might not be able to get a consistent game for Chelsea, but Callum Hudson-Odoi has been called into the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers at Wembley.
Hudson-Odoi has received his first senior international call-up before making the Premier League start of his career, nascent as it may be.
Indeed, the 18-year-old winger was originally called into the Under-21 squad (for whom he is also yet to win his first cap) but has now been fast-tracked into the seniors for their games against Czech Republic and Montenegro to cover the spate of injury withdrawals that came earlier today.
This is all unlikely to sit well with Blues manager Maurizio Sarri who has spent the past couple of months and weeks bemoaning the hype and expectation being lumped on Hudson-Odoi’s young shoulders.
Sarri on Hudson-Odoi: “He will be ready to be at the top at 22 or 23. We need to improve without the media of the pressure of the media, fans the club. When you have pressure when you are 18 it is dangerous, you can lose the target. The target is to improve. So it is dangerous.”
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) 18 March 2019
That sound you can here is the furious chain-smoking of 20 Lambert & Butlers, each cigarette seen off in one irate drag.