Alvaro Morata admits he’s been wowed by Chelsea FC teenager

Alvaro Morata admits that he has been hugely impressed by Callum Hudson-Odoi's performances for Chelsea FC

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Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Alvaro Morata has admitted that he has been hugely impressed by Callum Hudson-Odoi’s performances for Chelsea FC during their pre-season preparations.

The 17-year-old has been in top form for Maurizio Sarri’s side so far and has been tipped to break into the first team under the Italian manager next term.

Young defender Ethan Ampadu will also be hoping for a regular spot in the first team next season after impressing when called upon under Antonio Conte last term.

And Chelsea FC striker Morata has admitted that he is expecting big things from both of the teenagers as they look to try and earn spots in the first team next season.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Goal, Morata said of Hudson-Odoi: “I have never seen a player like him.

“Ethan Ampadu and him, when you see them playing, it is like they are 25 and 26 years old – and they are 17! They work so hard.

“Callum is lucky with Eden [Hazard], with Willian and all the strikers because they are good people and if he listens and watches Willian, he can be the best for the future.”

Chelsea FC will be aiming to challenge for the Premier League title next season after the Blues ended up in fifth place in the Premier League table last term.

The west London side finished fifth and also won the FA Cup under Conte after having beaten Manchester United in the FA Cup final back in May.

The Blues moved quickly to bring in Maurizio Sarri as their new manager after choosing to part company with Conte last month.

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