Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has admitted that Callum Hudson-Odoi should emulate Manchester City's Raheem Sterling if he wants to reach his full potential as a world-class player.
Hudson-Odoi has been tipped as one of the players of the future following his successful development from Chelsea's academy and his growth in the senior team.
Speaking in an interview, Lampard said the youngster was talented and believes that Sterling is the ideal example for Hudson-Odoi to follow as he grows as a player.
“Sterling’s an incredible example of a player with great talent whose work ethic added to that.
“The improvement he made through absolute dedication to become a complete player we’re wowed by.
“It’s a great model for Callum as he has those talents, too.
“I want him to be the best, as he has that potential, and a lot of that means offering hard truths.”
Hudson-Odoi who is of Ghanaian descent is currently 18-years-old and has been tipped to be a key player in Lampard's youthful team that is currently enjoying success under the former player's tutelage.
The youngster recently penned a new five-year contract that will see earn approximately £180,000-a-week