Callum Hudson-Odoi has given Chelsea a massive boost by joining in first-team training earlier this afternoon.
Chelsea shared images of the 18-year-old baller linking up with his Chelsea teammates in what looked like high-intensity training today, as Calteck stepped up his efforts to return from his Achilles tendon injury, which he's been sidelined with since injuring himself against Burnley back in April.
The club posted three images on Twitter with the caption "CALLUM!!!", with Hudson-Odoi replying "Let's go" – suggesting the winger could be set to return far sooner than the six month recovery period initially anticipated.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed last week that the youngster would soon be available, saying, "He’s getting closer. 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."
Hudson-Odoi has long been rumoured to be signing a new deal at the club – and while there's yet to be any official confirmation – Lampard reportedly rates the youngster highly, with the U17 World Cup winner set to be one of the first names on the team sheet at Stamford Bridge once he's fully fit once again.