CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI finally had the chance to stretch his legs – as he trained in front of a glum-looking Maurizio Sarri today.
The young winger, 18, was once again glued to the bench for the 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United last night, with fans quickly losing patience with the boss.
JIM BENNETT8 Hudson-Odoi was seen at training today after another night on the bench
JIM BENNETT8 Maurizio Sarri looked glum as he led Chelsea through training today
Zidane is now being tipped to take over from the Italian after fans chanted "f*** Sarri-ball" and "you're getting sacked in the morning" last night.
With the Blues now out of contention in the FA Cup – as well as Premier League, you'd think – Sarri turned his attention to Europe today.
Chelsea host Malmo on Thursday in the second-leg of their last-32 Europa League tie – desperate for a more encouraging display.
The whole squad, including Hudson-Odoi, David Luiz, Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were put through their paces at Cobham today.
JIM BENNETT8 Chelsea stars have been preparing for Thursday's Europa League game
JIM BENNETT8 Chelsea face Malmo in the Europa League itching to earn a crucial win
JIM BENNETT8 Fans have been calling for Sarri to be sacked after another disastrous performance
While Cesar Azpilicueta had demanded a cup final performance before yesterday's embarrassment, they once again showed a worrying lack of desire.
In fact, desperate fans have claimed Sarri could be "deliberately ruining" the club with his "shocking substitutions" and tactical decisions.
The Italian brought on right-back Davide Zappacosta for Azpilicueta while two goals behind with just eight minutes to go – leaving the likes of Hudson-Odoi on the bench.
Young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was an unused substitute – and a viral picture of him giving his manager "daggers" sums up what he thought of the snubbing.