“We agree on that” – Tuchel reveals Hudson-Odoi’s best position in Chelsea’s 3-4-3 system

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed Callum Hudson-Odoi’s best position in Chelsea’s 3-4-3 system.

Tuchel regularly played Hudson-Odoi as a right wing-back at the beginning of his tenure as Chelsea boss but played the 20 year old as an inside forward against Manchester City.

Speaking about Hudson-Odoi ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League game against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel said: “No matter if he’s in talks all around Europe or not, that is not of interest to me. Everything that counts is what he does here and how he lives up to his talent that he clearly he has.

“We were very happy with Callum since we arrived here and in the last weeks there were a few tough decisions against him because we played many times against a back five.

“Against a back five, we relied a bit more on really learned defensive guys like Azpi [Cesar Azpilicueta] and Reece [James], who are a bit stronger in defence.

“On the inside position where he played against Man City, this is maybe his best position, we agree on that and the big change and the big impact he had now when we brought him on was that it was not only one action that he had, but it was two or three accelerations.

“Callum needs to understand how to use his potential, he needs to understand how to push himself to the absolute limit and not to be happy with 80, 85, 90, 95 per cent, simply be not happy about it any single day.”

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