Callum Hudson-Odoi has denied any rape allegations but how does it affect the 19-year-old winger’s career at both Chelsea and England?
According to The Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service were called at 3.53am on Sunday, May 17 to a report of an unwell woman.
When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. She was taken to hospital.
And on Tuesday, the Athletic and the Telegraph have quoted the MailOnline, in reporting that Hudson-Odoi is arguing that he’s innocent.
There has been no comment from Chelsea or the 19-year-old himself about the original front-page story by The Sun newspaper.
Hudson-Odoi’s representatives and Chelsea both declined to comment on Monday night.
Hudson-Odoi is under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2024.
The Telegraph believe that Hudson-Odoi won’t appear at Chelsea’s first training session today due to his off-field problems.
Leaving the rape allegations to one side, Hudson-Odoi is likely to be quarantined after his rendezvous last weekend.
Having broken lockdown restrictions and come into contact with people outside his household, Hudson-Odoi is expected to be required to remain in isolation while providing a series of negative tests. Even a negative result for Hudson-Odoi is unlikely to mean he could restart training.
The Telegraph also report that Chelsea are “likely” to punish Hudson-Odoi for breaking social distancing rules.
While the paper fail to note how Chelsea will punish the winger, the assumption is that Hudson-Odoi will be fined.
Whatever happens from now on, Hudson-Odoi has a battle on his hands.
Hudson-Odoi has represented England on three occasions.
However, the Times believe that the teenager may have a tough time playing for Gareth Southgate in the near future.
The Times noted that, like Chelsea, the FA are yet to react to the rape allegations.
Moreover, the paper note that the FA no longer have a ‘code of conduct’ for their players.
According to the Times, as was the case when Raheem Sterling, the Manchester City forward, clashed with Liverpool’s Joe Gomez on England duty at St George’s Park this season, disciplinary matters are dealt with at Southgate’s discretion after consultation with the senior players on the leadership group.
The next update on the legal side of things will have to wait another month after Hudson-Odoi is released on bail.