Chelsea News: Hudson-Odoi Counseled After Racial Abuse
Concise News learnt the 18-year old was abused during the Chelsea’s Europa League win at Dynamo Kiev on 14 March and also suffered another during England’s 5-1 win against Montenegro in the Europa League qualifier on Monday.
England boss Gareth Southgate has also been in touch with the player. After the Montenegro win, which was Hudson-Odoi’s full England debut, the winger described the abuse – also targeting Danny Rose and Raheem Sterling – as “unacceptable.”
The youngster is understood to be faring well since then but will be offered a range of support if he needs it.
However, the European football governing body, Uefa has its investigation on the alleged racial abuse chant against the Ghanaian-born sensation.
UEFA said “disciplinary proceedings” had been opened against Montenegro with one charge for “racist behaviour.”
Hudson-Odoi said after the Euro 2020 qualifier: “When you are hearing stuff like that from the fans, it is not right and it is unacceptable. Hopefully, Uefa deals with it properly.
“When I and Rosey went over there, they were saying ‘ooh aa’ monkey stuff – we just have to keep our heads and keep a strong mentality.”
England boss Gareth Southgate said: “We have to make sure our players feel supported, they know the dressing room is there and we as a group of staff are there for them.”
Chelsea is next in action at Cardiff City on Sunday as the Premier League returns after the international break.
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Now, these are other top Chelsea news you should no miss on this blog post for today:
1. Chelsea News: Drogba Set For Stamford Bridge Return
Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, will return to Stamford Bridge in June 2019 for a charity game, Concise News understands.
The London side announced this on Tuesday with the match serving as Drogba’s first game at the Bridge since he left in 2015.
“I am very excited to be coming back to Stamford Bridge to play in Soccer Aid for Unicef,” Chelsea’s website quoted the Ivorian as saying.
2. Chelsea News: Defender Seeks Exit From Stamford Bridge
Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has expressed his desire to leave Chelsea when his current loan deal with Spanish side Leganes, ends.
Concise News understands that the Nigerian was bought by Chelsea during the 2012 transfer window.
He has not played a single game for the team since then and last August joined the La Liga side for a seventh loan move.
Speaking about his career and the desire to secure his future, the player told the BBC that “The football here [in Spain] suits my style and the club provides a stable platform for me.
“The opportunity to play against the best players in the world is massive for my career.
“There is an option for Leganes to sign me on a permanent basis and hopefully that will happen.”
3. Transfer News: Chelsea Star Speaks On Joining Real Madrid This Summer
Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, has restated his desire to stick with the Blues in spite of a potential transfer to Real Madrid, Concise News reports.
Concise News understands that reports in England and Spain revealed that Real Madrid new coach Zinedine Zidane has pencilled the Chelsea man as one of his transfer targets; join his side this summer.
The reports noted that Zidane had already called his compatriot in a bid to persuade him to join him at the Santiago Bernabeu.
4. How Chelsea Women Defeated PSG To Reach Champions League Semi-finals
Chelsea Women have booked a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League, following a dramatic evening in Paris.
That moment! 😍
— Chelsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) March 27, 2019
Maren Mjelde netted in injury time to send the Blues through thanks to a 3-2 aggregate win, despite a 2-1 loss on the night. Here, we take a look at the best images from a fantastic result.
5. Maurizio Sarri Unfortunate Over Focus On ‘Sarriball,’ Says Chelsea Legend Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard believes Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been treated unfairly over his perceived “Sarriball” philosophy.
The Italian enjoyed a strong start to life at Stamford Bridge, masterminding a 12-match unbeaten Premier League run that appeared to put Chelsea on course for a title challenge.
But seven defeats in the subsequent 18 matches, including a 6-0 defeat at Manchester City, has seen Chelsea slip down to sixth and Sarri come under intense scrutiny.
Ahead of Chelsea’s trip to relegation-threatened Cardiff on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, Lampard has revealed his admiration for Sarri and defended him as a “very good manager”.
“I respect managers who have a belief in a philosophy or system,” the Derby boss told Goal. “I have never worked with Sarri, but I did see his Napoli team play fantastic football.
“I think it has been unfortunate for Sarri himself, everyone has come up with this ‘Sarriball’ term, but I am not sure I have ever heard him actually milk that one or make it his own.
“I think he is just trying to win football games and he has brought in players who want to play the way he wants to play.
“Everyone has become a little bit focused on that fact. I think he is a very good manager.”
That’s the roundup of the latest Chelsea news blog today on the Concise News site. More news updates on Chelsea are available on this site. See you soon!