Callum Hudson-Odoi describes how Frank Lampard affects contract talks

Callum Hudson-Odoi is eager to work with Frank Lampard who is reported to have been a key figure in the talks over the youngster’s new deal.

The winger has finally signed a five-year agreement, and he sees a great opportunity for himself while Lampard is in charge of the club.

“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,” the 18-year-old told the club’s official website.

“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.

“He’s a very good manager. I can tell that by what he’s trying to do and the things he’s trying to implement into our football.

He has the mentality of winning, which we all want and we all need, so him coming in was just an extra boost for me.

“He’s already given me confidence, having a chat with me here and there, and it’s great when a manager has faith in you.

I’m delighted he’s here and I’m looking forward to working more with him.”