It is perhaps because of the example of Sancho and Nelson, as well as his clear talent, that Bayern Munich are now one of the main clubs linked with Hudson-Odoi.
Schurrle said: "I think he is a really nice guy, an awesome football teacher, like nearly a father to the players".
Hudson-Odoi beat PAOK goalkeeper Alexandros Paschalakis at his near post with a low shot in the 60th minute for his first senior goal and become the Europa League's youngest scorer since 2009, celebrating the moment in front of a delighted Stamford Bridge. "Sarri has made a very good group, who play with the right philosophy".
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"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".
Will Hudson-Odoi get forthcoming opportunities?
Sarri criticised his players' performance versus Tottenham and their slow starts in the three prior matches, against Crystal Palace, BATE Borisov and Everton.
It's fair to say he's doing exactly that.
In contrast, Gary Cahill looked dominant against an admittedly poor looking PAOK side in the Europa League. Given he plays in a position in which Chelsea are well-stocked, it might be a case of waiting for the misfortune of a rival teammate through injury or suspension.
Chelsea are now seven points adrift off leaders Manchester City and slipped to fourth in the Premier League table after their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. Of course every player wants to play more. So, with that being said, can you name the club's top 20 most expensive signings?