Victor Moses passes the Torch to Hudson-Odoi

Posted December 02, 2018

He is not expected to be involved on Sunday when Chelsea welcome their former manager Claudio Ranieri to Stamford Bridge with Fulham.

Chelsea stormed to a 4-0 victory against PAOK at Stamford Bridge, as an early red card proved pivotal for the away side.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri believes Callum Hudson-Odoi is not yet ready to play regularly in the Premier League.

"But so far, from what I can say right now, yes I will stay here until the end of the season".

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"I spoke with him for three days - I don't remember exactly - one month ago, or 45 days ago", said Sarri, who dined with Ranieri afterwards in the Chelsea training ground canteen.

Christensen has been frequently excluded from the Chelsea set-up under Maurizio Sarri, failing to appear in the Premier League this season and relegated to roles in their Europa League campaign which is usually regarded as a second-string side being fielded.

The Italian gaffer said that the 18-year-old played very well, adding that the match suited his person. "They were down to 10 men after seven minutes, so we needed only to play in the offensive phase". Because, in the last match, the problem was the team, not one or two players.

"Usually he has a team very unsafe at counter-attacks, like in Leicester, but not only in Leicester". "I came in England to Chelsea and had four fantastic years".

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"I was always open to other coaches".

"Fulham's biggest problem is that they have got such a soft centre and Ranieri is unlikely to be able to change that without bringing in some new personnel in the January transfer window".

"It was really very good, especially because, before the match, we knew very well that we were first in our group after the result of BATE Borisov". I'm happy. That's the most important thing.

'I want him to play as well in Premier League as he did in Championship.

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