It was an opportunity to attack but he passed the ball backwards – Ian Wright slams Chelsea player for poor performance against Brighton

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Ian Wright has slammed Callum Hudson-Odoi for his decision-making in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Brighton on Tuesday night.

Speaking specifically about the moment in the second half where Hudson-Odoi decided to end Chelsea’s attack by playing the ball backwards, Wright told Premier League Productions: “This was a perfect opportunity. Look at Lukaku, you see his arms up in he air.

“Hudson-Odoi in that instance, he’s got a runner outside him, he’s onside, you play it to the runner, he plays it in and Lukaku might get his goal, all of a sudden Chelsea get themselves going.

“His decision there to stop, come back and pass it all the way back, I can’t believe what I’m seeing.”

Alan Shearer was also disappointed with the performance of Hudson-Odoi against Brighton.

“Hudson-Odoi I thought he had a really poor game this evening,” Shearer told Premier League Productions.

“You’re looking for some energy, you’re looking for a burst of pace to go past the defender and it never happened.

“It’s his [Tuchel’s] job to sort it out because we can see it happening on the pitch, we saw it on Saturday against Manchester City, we saw it again against Brighton, it’s not a happy camp and that is one of the reasons, no doubt about it.”

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1 Comment on "It was an opportunity to attack but he passed the ball backwards – Ian Wright slams Chelsea player for poor performance against Brighton"

  1. Why does Chelsea players keep passing the ball backwards on counterattack opportunities.
    Is this now our style of play? A player is making a run upfront and we keep passing the ball backwards and making millions of touches at the back when we are suppose to play in between the lines going forward. This is so disappointing because it happens in every game. The funniest thing is the we are so relaxed whenever we get a goal instead of scoring more goals to kill the game before our opponent regains confident.

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