Joe Cole tells Tuchel what he has done to the Chelsea dressing room after Hudson-Odoi substitution

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It was a bizarre moment when Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel took off Callum Hudson-Odoi from the pitch despite him being a second half substitute in the game against Southampton.

Chelsea were a goal down at half-time as Takumi Minamino scored a first half goal to put the Saints ahead.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel tried to win the game, and brought in Callum Hudson-Odoi at half time, and it was a surprise that the German boss decided to take him off barely 30 minutes after bringing him on.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea star Joe Cole, who had experienced managerial changes at the club and heated dressing room atmosphere, has now revealed that Tuchel’s action can ruin the Chelsea dressing room.

“He’s had five or six weeks to get to know the players and he’s done that because he thinks it’s the right thing to do at the time,” said Joe Cole.

“It’s a big thing, to bring a player on to change the game and then to take him off. It sends out a message and you have to live or die by your message.

“How the dressing room reacts to Callum coming off…it’s bold I’ve not seen many managers do it, especially this early.

“I’m not sure it’s the right thing. Leave Callum on the pitch in my opinion, he could make something happen, take him off and we’re talking about that. It’s a hard one to understand.”

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