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Chelsea fans in disbelief after Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi failed to start in Europa League clash against PAOK

The ex-Crystal Palace loanee was on the bench for the Blues, while Maurizio Sarri omitted winger Hudson-Odoi from the squad

Chelsea fans have been left fuming after Blues duo Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi failed to start against PAOK.

Supporters were in disbelief at how the youngsters continue to get no game time, with Maurizio Sarri naming a strong line-up for the Europa League clash.

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek failed to be included in the starting XI to face PAOK

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek failed to be included in the starting XI to face PAOK

Blues forward Callum Hudson-Odoi was left out the squad by Maurizio Sarri

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Blues forward Callum Hudson-Odoi was left out the squad by Maurizio Sarri

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Loftus-Cheek – who was shipped off on loan to Crystal Palace last season – had to settle for a place on the bench once again.

While teenage starlet Hudson-Odoi, 17, was left out of the squad entirely by the Italian boss.

And fans were also left angered that Welsh international Ethan Ampadu was omitted from the squad to face the Greek giants.

One supporter tweeted: “I’m surprised there’s no Hudson-Odoi or Loftus-Cheek tbh, especially in groups you can play youth.”

Fans were less than impressed after Maurizio Sarri named a strong line-up against PAOK

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Fans were less than impressed after Maurizio Sarri named a strong line-up against PAOK

Loftus-Cheek, 22, is yet to start under Sarri following his appointment this summer

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Loftus-Cheek, 22, is yet to start under Sarri following his appointment this summer

While another commented: “How are we not starting the likes of Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi today.”

One simply stated: “Chelsea are ruining Loftus-Cheek.”

Loftus-Cheek, 22, has failed to start under Sarri following his appointment, with the player restricted to just two cameo appearances in the Premier League.

And despite being a key player during pre-season for Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi is yet to feature since the Community Shield defeat against Manchester City.

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