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Chelsea wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi has been a shining light in the Chelsea academy for some time now, and the youngster is highly rated at Stamford Bridge and is seen as one for the future.

The 16-year-old who is currently playing for England in the U17 World Cup has revealed that Eden Hazard is his hero and he looks up to the Chelsea star.

Hudson-Odoi and Hazard share similar style of play and the youngster admits he’s been learning from the Chelsea star.

Speaking to, Hudson-Odoi said: “Eden Hazard [is my hero] because his style of play is a lot like mine. He’s my inspiration.

“You learn a lot [at Chelsea] because you get a different coach every year. One thing that never changes, though, is the mentality, namely that we’re there to score goals and finish moves off.

“Team spirit was a very important aspect. You’re never out there on your own – you can only win as a team. That was an important lesson.

“I’ve trained quite a few times with the seniors, which is a real help and a source of motivation when it comes to what to aim for on a regular basis.”

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