Maurizio Sarri inherited a large squad at Chelsea compared to what the Italian is used to, and his start to life as Chelsea manager has gone pretty well.
Besides the first team, Sarri also has a number of buzzing youngsters at his disposal, and Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi are highly rated at the club.
For Hudson-Odoi, he has a fight to get into the Chelsea first team, with star players like Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian all ahead of him in the pecking order.
The 18-year-old is yet to get featured in the league and hardly makes the first team squad. He bagged his first goal for the club in last week’s Europa League win over PAOK, and former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has warned Sarri that he might lose a superstar in Hudson-Odoi.
“It was a shame not to see Callum Hudson-Odoi at least on the bench for Chelsea,” he told the Daily Mail.
“This kid is the next superstar.
“He is full of confidence, loves to run at defenders and capped a brilliant display against PAOK with his first senior goal.
“He also took the time last week to meet Chelsea’s Under 10s.
“Maurizio Sarri simply has to find a way to give him more minutes.
“Jadon Sancho has set a precedent.
“Young players are willing to move abroad to play and Chelsea risk losing someone special.”
Hudson-Odoi’s contract ends in 2020, and he’s yet to sign a new contract with the club.