Callum Hudson-Odoi’s timing could not have been better.
Less than 24 hours after Alvaro Morata drew yet another blank in Chelsea’s goalless draw with Leicester City, the young forward bagged a hat-trick as the Blues’ development team stuffed Sunderland 5-0.
The 17-year-old was on the bench as Antonio Conte’s side drew 0-0 with Norwich City in the FA Cup a fortnight ago.
But that is the closest the teenager has got to the first team this season. For now.
After the Blues were frustrated at home to the Foxes on Saturday, fans have called for Conte to give Hudson-Odoi a chance.I know I risk droning on and on about Callum's rise and rise, but it really is astonishing.