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Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: I've always smiled - even when benched

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi insists he's never let himself get down when not playing this season.

Hudson-Odoi has spoken of his lack of game time this season as he looks to cement a place in Frank Lampard's starting XI.

He told Sky Sports: "I'm always smiling - that's the main thing. I like to smile, be positive no matter the situation.

"I'm just happy to keep trying my best, get the opportunities to play and improve every game. I'm really happy with that."

Commenting if he knows why he has been limited to mostly appearances off the bench, he added: "No - I'm trying hard in training every day, I'm giving 110 per cent in training and in games.

"No matter when the opportunity comes, I'm going to try and continue to do my best and contribute to the team - scoring and assisting. Hopefully more opportunities will come.

"When I'm on the ball, I like to create as much as possible. I like to look up early, see the open play and try to switch the ball quickly. [I like to] drive at the defence, and create opportunities for myself too."

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