CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI couldn’t contain his delight after returning to pre-season training with Chelsea team-mates Ben Chilwell and Ross Barkley.
Hudson-Odoi was one of a handful of first-team players to report to the Blues’ Cobham training ground to begin preparation for the new season.
A number of Chelsea’s first-team players returned to pre-season training on SaturdayCredit: GETTY
Callum Hudson-Odoi was one of them and was over the moon to be back trainingCredit: GETTY
Ben Chilwell was also part of the retuning first-team playersCredit: GETTY
Ross Barkley also returned to CobhamCredit: GETTY
And the England international – who was blighted by injury last season – shared his delight at being back on the training field shortly after the session.
Alongside a picture of himself dribbling with the ball, Hudson-Odoi tweeted: “Feels Good to be back!”
Chelsea fans were quick to comment, with one saying: “Big season coming for you, CHO!”
Another said: “It’s your season bro…go hard!”
And another said: “Welcome back star boy.”
One remarked: “So much potential! Come on Odoi.”
Another chimed in: “I’m expecting a Vinicius type surge From Callum Hudson Odoi this season.”
Hudson-Odoi’s England team-mate Ben Chilwell was also thrilled to be back at the training ground.
Alongside an Instagram picture of himself, the left-back wrote: “Good to be back with the boys today.”
Hudson-Odoi only made 15 league appearances for Chelsea last season, missing the final third of the campaign with an achilles problem.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel recently said of the winger’s absence: “It’s a muscle injury more or less that affected the whole leg, both legs.
“There is a lack of force that he can simply bring, and the tests showed he lacked mobility and the force to be on the pitch.
“That’s why we miss him for so, so long.”
Chelsea will kick off their pre-season a fortnight on Sunday with a friendly against Mexican outfit Club America.
Tuchel’s troops’ Premier League campaign will get underway on August 6 with a trip to Goodison Park to face Everton.
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