Hudson-Odoi, 18, has won his 1st two England caps at the past week, but never started a Premier League game.

“It might be that he lifts the team at a different manner and gives them a different measurement,” explained Hasselbaink.

“Chelsea should attract more youngsters through. I would say Hudson-Odoi deserves a opportunity.”

Hudson-Odoi, that came through the youth ranks at Stamford Bridge, forced his firstteam introduction as being a 17-year-old at January 2018, certainly one of four looks as a replacement last year.

He has played 19 matches in all competitions this term, all of which are off the bench.

Hasselbaink said:”Even if we really are the main, most of us need some times to believe that there is just another player or a younger player who may carry our spot.

“You’ve got to say yes, he should get a chance, as others in his posture aren’t playing well at the moment.

“The only 1 who is producing his best – a seven or eight or some times a nine – is (Eden) Hazard.”

Hudson-Odoi, that came close to linking Bayern Munich in January, became the youngest player to play with a competitive game for England if he left his debut as a substitute at the 5-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win on the Czech Republic on Friday.

He played the whole 90 minutes of this 5-1 victory over Montenegro on Monday.

Chelsea are sixth in the Premier League at Maurizio Sarri’s first season as director.

“It’s easy to say things and criticise, however let us forget what he’s inherited and how a team was playing until he got there,” said former Netherlands international Hasselbaink.

“He changed the fashion entirely and that’s definitely going to take time.

“Consistency-wise, he will be a tiny bit disappointed. They ought to function improved.

“But it’s his first season in England and now he is learning. He has attracted a great deal of positive points about Chelsea. Let us not forget about that”

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