Callum Hudson-Odoi compared to Kylian Mbappe by ex-Chelsea defender Jonathan Panzo

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23rd July 2018, Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia; Pre season football friendly, Perth Glory versus Chelsea; Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea watches his pass during the first half (photo by David Woodley/Action Plus via Getty Images)
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been compared to Kylian Mbappe. (Getty Images)

Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi has similar qualities to Kylian Mbappe, according to the 17-year-olds former teammate Jonathan Panzo.

Hudson-Odoi was one of Chelseas standout performers during their pre-season campaign this summer and is now knocking on the door for a regular role in the first team.

Maurizio Sarri has already tipped the forward to have a bright future at Chelsea, although he has also warned that the 17-year-old may need to wait for his chance.

And Panzo, who left Chelsea to join Monaco last month insists his ex-teammate has the potential to be a Premier League star.

Callum was one of the best players at Chelsea when I joined, Panzo told The Sun.

Kylian Mbappe won the World Cup with France this summer. (Getty Images)

When we got a bit older it was him and me who used to play up out of our age group with the older boys.

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Hes gone back there doing his thing an earned his place in that squad.

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Hes a decent player and he can become an even bigger player than he is now.

He is maybe a little like Mbappe with his speed and dribbling.

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