OFFICIAL: Hudson-Odoi back to first-team training

Callum Hudson-Odoi has officially returned to the training with the first-team squad, Chelsea’s official website confirms.

Earlier, the 18-year-old winger who is stepping up his recovery has already posted a photo of himself apparently back in action.

However, as Frank Lampard has explained, Hudson-Odoi joined the U23 team for a short period of time.

“He’s getting closer,” said the manager before the Leicester game. “He’s trained the last week or two with the Under-23s and is looking good.

There is going to be a period of conditioning work for him. The injury looks good, which is the great news.”

Now, Hudson-Odoi has clearly reunited with the senior squad, although it is not clear yet whether he will be fit enough at least to make the bench for the Saturday’s game at Norwich.

Neither do we have any news about the youngster’s new deal, though all the signs are that it should be announced pretty soon.