New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has handed Callum Hudson-Odoi consecutive Premier League starts in the wing-back role and the 20-year-old has impressed so far.
He was named man-of-the-match for his performance against Wolves and followed it up with another impressive display in the 2-0 win over Burnley, assisting Cesar Azpilicueta’s opening goal.
Speaking to BT Sport, former Liverpool and Real Madrid winger Steve McManaman was full of praise for Hudson-Odoi, saying: “I think he’s been the best player.
“He’s been the one player who has tried to get forward and take people on. His partnership with Mount was excellent.
“Tuchel could have substituted him because he’s playing successive games on the bounce. Tuchel could be just taking his time with him.”
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been deployed as a wing-back by Thomas Tuchel and the Chelsea star has impressed in the new role
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Fellow pundit Glenn Hoddle also praised Hudson-Odoi, telling BT Sport: “I think this wing-back role, the system actually suits him. He likes to be wide. He likes to stay wide and hug the line.
“The Chelsea players, midfield players particularly on the diagonals, were finding him much easier today than they were against Wednesday. He’s always wide.
“It was intelligent play for the goal, he’s drawn him in, created the space for Azpilicueta and laid it on a plate after really aggressive play.
Chelsea beat Burnley 2-0 to earn Tuchel his first win in charge and Hudson-Odoi assisted Cesar Azpilicueta’s opener
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“All the positive things down this right-hand side came from Hudson-Odoi. He’s got to be delighted with his performance and his manager certainly will be.
“I’m just wondering if he took him off to see Reece James but maybe to save him a bit so he doesn’t get injured [for the…