Callum Hudson-Odoi thrived at right wing-back but admits “it was my first time trying it” » Chelsea News

One thing we can expect to see a lot from new manager Thomas Tuchel is formation and tactical surprises.

The man is a master tactician and he is not afraid to try things that others would consider as ‘too outside of the box.’

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Like playing Callum Hudson-Odoi as a right wing-back, then later on in the game moving him to a left wing-back, and putting Christian Pulisic on as a right wing-back. Especially considering this is a position that the 20-year has never played before.

However, it was a great decision and the England international absolutely thrived. He even got back in to make an all important block in our own penalty area to keep the score line at 0-0 in the dying moments.

90th minute… Racing back and putting in the defensive graft ✊ @Calteck10

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He was easily a candidate for Chelsea’s best player on the night, and he says he is ready to play wherever the coach puts him.

As reported by WAGNH, Hudson-Odoi said:

“It was something new for me. It was my first time trying it [in training] and I felt alright playing in it, it wasn’t a problem for me. It was good trying to play that position and no matter where the manager asks me to play I will try to do my best.

“I spotted it straight away [last minute chance for Wolves]. I said to myself I have to get back there as quick as possible and I gave all my effort to do so and try to get a little touch on the ball to take it away.

“[Tuchel] wants me to be as direct and to keep getting at full-backs and defenders as much as possible. He knows all the attacking players can be free and score goals and he wants us to be direct and keep pushing and try to get goals and get assists. He told me to work up and down that line, be direct and stay as high and wide as possible.

“I try to break the line and keep doing different movements to get the ball….


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