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Chelsea manager Lampard: Hudson-Odoi ready for Champions League

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to translate his domestic form into the Champions League.

The 18-year-old capped off a fine performance against Newcastle United by helping to set up Marcos Alonso's winner.

Asked if Hudson-Odoi was ready to face Ajax on Wednesday, Lampard said: "I think he is but so are other players and with that comes my problem of selection for games as I have a competitive squad. Some are fresh to the Champions League and some have been here before, but just isolating Callum, his performance against Newcastle was huge signs of what we want to see.

"We know the talent is there and it is great his contract is signed now, and the problems he gave Newcastle were things I really want to see consistently from him, which are end product and delivery to the box, getting at people and running behind."

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