Frank Lampard’s side appeared to be heading for a hugely disappointing defeat at the Hawthorns on Saturday as Callum Robinson’s brace and a goal from Kyle Bartley saw West Brom lead 3-0 at half-time.
But the Blues improved after the break and goals from Mason Mount, Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham saw Chelsea complete an impressive comeback and clinch an unlikely point.
Asked which Chelsea player he was most impressed by during the comeback draw, Bent told Football Insider: ‘Callum Hudson-Odoi was the big one.
‘He was the player that made a real difference. He was really exciting and gave them a bit of impetus.
‘When he got on the ball he made life really, really uncomfortable for West Brom. He played really, really well.
‘That is the Hudson-Odoi that we want to see week in, week out. At times he has been brilliant, like when he was linked with Bayern Munich but then he went off the boil a bit.
‘He is still trying to find his best form but if yesterday is anything to go by he is on his way back.
‘A really good performance from him and a performance that Chelsea needed.’
Chelsea boss Lampard also praised second-half substitute Hudson-Odoi after the 3-3 draw at West Brom.
‘Callum gave us everything that I wanted,’ he said.
‘It has to be consistent but he’s given himself a great platform to continue in that vein because he’ll be very important for us if he does.’
Chelsea are next in action on Tuesday night with an EFL Cup clash against London rivals Tottenham.