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"I think it's impossible to lose him in January".

Chelsea used Eden Hazard as a false 9 again against the Magpies and he bagged his 10th Premier League assist of the season which saw Willian take his chance to make it 2-1 and win the game. I am very happy with the player, because he's improving a lot, I think, in the defensive phase. The likes of Jadon Sancho going to the Bundesliga and doing brilliantly has helped, as has the English youth team's successes on the world stage and people now know these young players are good enough.

But, having helped England win the Under-17 World Cup, Hudson-Odoi could follow the same path taken by his worldwide teammate Jadon Sancho, who has impressed for Borussia Dortmund since leaving Manchester City for Germany.

On Wednesday, a source told ESPN FC that Hudson-Odoi had no plans to sign a new contract at Chelsea as Bayern await a response to their fourth bid for the 18-year-old, understood to be in the region of £35 million.

It's hard to tell whether Hudson-Odoi simply wanted to avoid the cameras being on him or was in general disagreement with the chants asking him to stay.

"He is working very well and I'd like to have him in the future".




Bayern are said to be wary of the cost of the deal though and could be put off at the size of the financial outlay on a player who has not showed signs that he would improve their front line. He's a very mature lad for his age, he knows what direction he's going in and he's improving all the time.

But it's not just about the clubs, it's also about the players and Rio has said previously that our young players need to have a mind-set change where they accept earning less money in the short term - like Sancho going to Dortmund - to get ahead in the long term.

"I can not do anything more", Sarri, who is hoping to complete deals for Leandro Paredes and Nicolo Barella, said after the game.

"We play every three days, so we need something else. In my opinion, we need two players", he said. It depends on the club decision.

Sarri did, however, admit that he has given up telling Hazard to focus on "the final 20 metres of the pitch" when he plays as a false nine.


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