If Mason Mount has so far been considered the greatest success of the many promising young players Frank Lampard has been willing to trust at Chelsea, Callum Hudson-Odoi may remain the most talented. In March 2019 against the Czech Republic he became, aged 18 years and 135 days, the youngest player to make his England debut in a competitive fixture, breaking the record held by Duncan Edwards, who had been 48 days older, in April 1955.
At that point, under Maurizio Sarri, he remained relatively peripheral at Chelsea. But if he became more influential under Lampard, in a team in which Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori also regularly appeared, the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner have increased what was already the intense competition for selection that existed. After Chelsea once resisted interest in him from Bayern Munich, it could be 2020/21 that determines whether or not Hudson-Odoi has a long-term future at Stamford Bridge.