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Hudson-Odoi reveals Sterling influence

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed his England team-mate Raheem Sterling is his go-to guy when it comes to advice on his play.

Hudson-Odoi burst on to the scene last season, becoming the youngest ever Three Lions international starter when he played in the 5-1 win in Montenegro back in March.

Sterling has taken both the Chelsea winger, who is still just 18, and Jadon Sancho under his wing in the Three Lions camp as he performs a more senior role in the national squad.

The Chelsea youngster is in the latter stages of a comeback from a serious Achilles injury and is in the under-21s squad this week, but has still been contacting the Manchester City star for guidance.

Having claimed Sterling is one of the best wingers in the game, Hudson-Odoi says the City attacker has been more than helpful with his advice off the field, as well as his example on it.

"When I have the opportunity, I do speak to Raheem. I ask him, 'How do you get all the goals you are getting, how do you work for the team, how do you impact in big games?'

"He gives you the best advice possible. He'll tell me to keep working hard, he'll tell me how to get the goals, how to get the assists.

"For a person like that to help you, it's an amazing feeling. Obviously, he's in a different team so he doesn't have to do that. But he does because he wants everyone to do well."

After a sluggish start to the Premier League season, Chelsea have improved of late and currently find themselves sitting fifth in the table.

The Blues are next in action after the international break when they welcome Steve Bruce's Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge on October 19.

The Magpies themselves have shown signs for optimism recently and will be full of confidence heading to west London following a 1-0 win over Manchester United last time out.

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