Hudson-Odoi takes drastic action in attempt to convince boss Lampard to pick him

Callum Hudson-Odoi is going the extra mile to win back his Chelsea place by hiring a personal trainer.

The 19-year-old Blues winger is spending £1,500 a month on the trainer and is also renting a pitch at a non-league club near his South London home, according to the Sun.

Hudson-Odoi is taking on the extra sessions, on top of his normal Chelsea training schedule, after Frank Lampard challenged him to earn his first team place back by improving his work ethic.

The Chelsea academy graduate made 22 Premier League appearances in a breakthrough 2019/20 season, but has faced greater competition since the summer arrival of big money signings Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.

Hudson-Odoi’s four weekly sessions with his personal trainer have been whittled down to twice a week since the start of the season to fit in around matches, but the move appears to be paying off.

He has started two of Chelsea’s last three matches and came on as a half-time substitute at West Brom last Saturday where his goal helped the Blues fight back to rescue a point.

But Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have also been linked with a loan move for Hudson-Odoi before the transfer window closes on Monday.

The European club champions previously tried to sign the dynamic winger in 2019.

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