Saturday, September 02, 2023

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest


Nottingham Forest have signed Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi as they completed deals for four players on deadline day. 
Hudson-Odoi, 22, who has three caps for England, moves to Forest on a three-year deal for a fee of under £5m after making 156 appearances for the Blues.
He spent last season on loan at Bayer Leverkusen, with Forest beating Fulham to the signing, having made a total of 156 appearances for Chelsea. 
"It's massive for me to be here and I can't wait to get started. It's a new chapter for me," he said.
Todd Boehly is a lunatic. I hope Callum plays for Forest against Chelsea at three this afternoon and contributes to thumping his erstwhile club. It is no secret that I have got a soft spot for him and for his family. My Ben met him on their first day at primary school and the two of them became firm friends. My contribution to his football development though is confined to showing him Shaolin Soccer (passim) one day when he was round my house.

Steve Cooper, Forest's Welsh manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Premier League club Nottingham Forest coached England's U17s, who included Callum, to the 2017 World Cup so he must obviously know and like him. Fingers crossed he can bring SW19's finest back to his best.

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