MAURIZIO SARRI insists Callum Hudson-Odoi isn’t ready for Premier League action.
That’s despite the youngster bagging a goal and an assist on his first senior start for Chelsea last night.
PA:Press Association4 Maurizio Sarri insists Callum Hudson-Odoi isn't ready for the Premier League yet
Hudson-Odoi put in a top performance during the 4-0 Europa League win over PAOK at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.
He gave the Greek side a tough time thanks to some mazy runs and precise passes.
Things got even better for Hudson-Odoi when he netted a second-half stunner.
And the 18-year-old capped off his performance with an assist for struggling striker Alvaro Morata.
Getty Images4 The winger put in a top performance as Chelsea beat PAOK 4-0 in the Europa League
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Chelsea fans have been calling for Hudson-Odoi’s inclusion since his impressive pre-season performances.
But despite seeing the likes of Willian and Pedro struggle for form, Sarri is adamant that Hudson-Odoi must improve further before earning a start in England’s top flight.
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Sarri said: “I don’t know if Hudson-Odoi is able for the Premier League at 18, especially in a big team.
“If he’s good enough to play in a big team in the Premier League at 18 then he could be the best player in Europe in two years.
Reuters4 Hudson-Odoi bagged a goal and an assist during the match at Stamford Bridge