Chelsea: Hudson-Odoi impresses in 3-0 win over Brighton
Chelsea gave Callum Hudson-Odoi his debut in the Premier League with as the Blues cruised to a 3-0 win over Brighton and Hove.
Chelsea had squeezed past Cardiff City in their last premier league match and Maurizio Sarri obliged the crowd with six changes for the Stamford Bridge as Eden Hazard, Olivier Giroud, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Andreas Christensen and Hudson Odoi making the starting team.
Chelsea boss was rewarded with three goals as Olivier Giroud flicked home Callum Hudson-Odoi’s cross before Eden Hazard curled home from the edge of the box after dummying the Brighton defence from Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s pass.
And Loftus-Cheek then scored an excellent 25-yard strike into the top corner to seal victory as he was given space and time to measure into the top right corner.
“After 50 matches it’s very difficult to play every three days,” Sarri told BBC Sport. “We needed to change. We’re lucky because Callum is doing very well. Loftus has no problem with his back for the first time this season. Giroud is in a good period.”