HUDSON-ODOI READY TO TAKE PREMIER LEAGUE BY STORM

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Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is one of the best youngsters in European football and the 18-year-old winger made his full England debut against Montenegro during the recent international break.

The 18-year-old is yet to start a Premier League game for Chelsea this season but Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta believes the youngster is ready to take the Premier League by storm.

Azpilicueta said: “I have no doubt he can make an impact in the Premier League.

“I knew him when he was a kid (in the academy). To see what he is doing now is amazing. Can he help us in the run-in? Yes, yes, yes.

“I saw him with England, it was a great performance. To show this ability for someone who is 18 is special.”

Hudson-Odoi could earn his first Premier League start against Brighton after Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admitted the 18-year-old is now ready.

Sarri said: “In pre-season after four or five training sessions I realised Callum was a player with great potential. In my opinion in that moment he wasn’t ready to play at this level, but during the season he has improved and now he is ready to play.

“I decided at the beginning of the season he had to stay with us and I put him in the squad. I know Callum very well. I want him to improve more. His potential is high. Callum is always in my mind. He is our future, and now he is ready to play. Probably he will start (against Brighton), or the next match.

“Firstly I want to see the condition of all our players, of Willi, Pedro, Eden, all the wingers, but of course he is in my mind.”

Meanwhile, Sarri has revealed he knows how to appease Chelsea fans.

“I know only one way (of satisfying supporters) – we have to win matches. We have to try to win a trophy. I know only this way,” Sarri said.

“I think that, in the future, we will be able to fight for the top.

“At the moment, we are not playing our football very well.

“We need to improve playing our way of football. So we are trying to do this, but it’s not easy.

“It’s not easy, especially in the first season because we started to work only in the middle of July. At the beginning of August, we played the first official match.”

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