His new deal commits him to the club he has trained at since the age of eight until at least 2024.
‘It’s an amazing feeling,’ Hudson-Odoi said after signing his contract. ‘It’s been a long wait but it’s done now and I’m really happy about that. I’ve been a Chelsea player since I was eight and this is the right club for me to be at.
‘I’ve been thinking for a while what it would be like to be playing for Chelsea for the next five years and how everything might go, especially now FRANK is here as the manager. It’s a great feeling for all of us because we know he gives everybody a chance if you’re playing well and working hard.
‘I want to lift as many trophies as possible, win as many games as possible and contribute to as many goals as I can as well. As a team, we just want to work hard to achieve the best results we can. I’m delighted everything has been agreed and now I’m just looking forward to properly getting back.’
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Callum showed last season just what a thrilling talent he is. We are delighted he has committed to Chelsea and we are all excited about the prospect of seeing him continue to blossom in the years ahead.
‘The club has already been rewarded this season by some brilliant performances from our young Academy graduates, and Callum’s new contract guarantees Frank has another outstanding prospect at his disposal.’
While injury cut short a season full of promise, the youngster clearly caught the eye and his potential was highlighted by Frank Lampard as early as his first media conference as our new head coach.
‘I have seen Callum come through and he’s a fantastic talent,’ said Lampard. ‘He is going to be central for us on the pitch and that is the opportunity in front of him now.
‘There are things as a young player that he will want to improve but he can be central to this team and for England. I want to work with him, I want to drive him forward and I want to improve him as a player.
‘Callum can show, right here at Chelsea, the club he came through the Academy at, that he is going to be a world-class player because I truly believe that.’
As well as the prospect of working alongside players from your Academy days, you also have the opportunity to work with two former coaches in Joe Edwards and Jody Morris. How much are you looking forward to linking up with them once again?
‘It’s amazing that two coaches I worked with for years in the Academy are now part of Frank’s coaching staff and we’re working together again. It’s a great feeling because I’ve worked with them already and they know how I am.
‘Jody is a coach who’s always been on my case no matter what – if he sees me jogging, he’ll be shouting at me to run faster – but that’s a good thing to know he’s watching me that closely. He wants me to work hard for the team because when you all work together, you get results. I appreciate that because they’re helping me do what I’m doing now.’
Could have been a disaster with Sarri remaining in charge (https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/EE1MLPgW4AE2JpY.mp4 ) but thankfully that didn't happen and THIS is the present, reality, future, result!
Frank, Jody, Marina, Roman.
Cal Hudson-Odoi new contract OFFICIAL!