It was a first win of the Thomas Tuchel era for Chelsea as the Blues won 2-0 against Burnley at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
Goals from defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso helped the Blues to victory as new boss Tuchel celebrated his first win since taking charge of the side, following the sacking of Frank Lampard earlier this week.
It was a fully deserved win for the Blues as Chelsea had 19 shots at goal, compared to just one from the visitors as the Blues dominated the possession and chances created in west London.
Azpilicueta and Alonso got the goals, but one of the star performers for Chelsea was Callum Hudson-Odoi, who excelled in a right wing-back position, having continued in the side following an impressive showing against Wolves in midweek.
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Hudson-Odoi caused plenty of problems for the Clarets as he got forward at every opportunity, with the England international supplying the assist for Azpilicueta’s opener.
And his performance was summed up in what Burnley’s Robbie Brady was overheard to have said to his manager Sean Dyche during the game.
As heard by journalists inside the stadium at the latest behind-closed-doors fixture for Chelsea, Dyche said to Brady as Hudson-Odoi overlapped at one stage: “Robbie! Tune in!”
In response, Brady said he knew where the Chelsea star was, but admitted: “I just can’t stop him! What do you want me to do?”
Hudson-Odoi’s performance did not only impress his opponents and Blues fans alike, with Tuchel also full of praise for the 20-year-old after the victory in west London.
“Of course we knew him, there were big rumours around him and Bayern Munich but we knew before if you are interested in football, upcoming players, he was in the focus way before I ever thought about being his manager,” the German said.