Willian tells Callum Hudson-Odoi what he must do to force Premier League breakthrough at Chelsea

Chelsea winger Willian has told Callum Hudson-Odoi that he is all set to be one of the best players at the club in the future but first he must learn to measure his performances in the senior game.

The 18-year-old got his first start under Maurizio Sarri in a 4-0 win over PAOK in mid-week as the Blues cemented their place at the top of their Europa League group.

He scored a goal and bagged an assist to set up Alvaro Moata in an action-packed performance that saw the teenager heavily involved in his team’s moves in attack.

Speaking after the game, his manager told the teenager that he must pass bigger tests in order to secure minutes in the Premier League.

PAOK were handed a red card and reduced to 10 men within the first seven minutes of the match, easing the task faced by the home side at Stamford Bridge.

“I don’t know if Hudson-Odoi is able for the Premier League at 18, especially in a big team,” said Sarri.

“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.

“I think he played very well but the type of match was for his characteristics as they had 10 men after seven minutes.

“We only needed to play in the offensive phase, he’s very able to do this but I want to see him in a match when he has to play in a defensive phase.”

Willian backed up his head coach and told Hudson-Odoi to be patient, as reported by Sky Sports .

“We know he has great quality,” said the Brazilian. “We knew already before that he can come easy and play for Chelsea.

“He is only 18. I think he has time to learn, time to play. For sure he will be one of the best players. I’ve already told him that I will be his agent in the future.”

The two-time Premier League winner also had advice for Hudson-Odoi.

“He has the potential,” said Willian. “He has talent, he has everything to become in the future one of the best players. Now it’s early to say that. But maybe in five years we can see.

“Sometimes it’s difficult. Because you want to show everything in one game. You want to take the ball, want to dribble, want to shoot, want to run, want to everything as much as possible to show your quality, to show everything.

“Sometimes you make mistakes in that but you have time to learn. He is only 18 and I think he has a lot of time to learn.”

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