Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has been used on both wings by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri but according to former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle, the 18-year-old is best suited playing on the left side of attack.
Hudson-Odoi scored his fourth Europa League goal of the season as Chelsea beat Dynamo Kiev 5-0 in Ukraine on Thursday night.
“I think he’s better on the left side, when Pedro came on he was better,” Hoddle said on BT Sport.
“He’s a finisher. He looks like he can play wide, all the best wide players they arrive as a centre-forward. He finishes.
“I think he’s going to be a goalscorer as well, which is an added bonus when you’ve got a player out wide.”
Bayern Munich submitted a bid for Hudson-Odoi in January and the youngster was willing to make the move due to concerns over playing time at Chelsea but the move was blocked by Chelsea.
Hoddle has advised Hudson-Odoi to leave Stamford Bridge if he continues to be sidelined.
“If you’re good enough you’re in. The lad has got talent,” Hoddle added.
“If he’s not going to get consistent football at Chelsea then he’s got to go somewhere else.
“Now is the time he needs consistency. We’ve got to see whether he can be consistent.
“We’ve got to see when he has a bad spell, can he come back. These are the learning curves as a youngster you need to go through.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed before the 5-0 thrashing of Dynamo Kiev that Hudson-Odoi is in his mind for every game.
Sarri said: “I have a lot of players of course. I know very well for you Hudson-Odoi is the best, for me I want to see all of them at the same level. Hudson-Odoi is doing very well in the last period, he will be in the list of 18 for sure, maybe on the pitch, I don’t know at this moment.
“I want to send to my team the message the match is very important. I don’t want to make a mistake in this. In the last match Hudson-Odoi was the first change so you know very well he is in mind for every match.”