Hudson-Odoi tells Tuchel his best position ahead of next season

Callum Hudson-Odoi
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Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi broke into the Chelsea first team as a buzzing teenager.

Hudson-Odoi forced his way into the team as a 17-year-old under Maurizio Sarri, and was one of Chelsea’s best players, until an Achilles injury cut short his development.

Under Thomas Tuchel last season, Hudson-Odoi has a very good run of form early in the season, before another injury bout disrupted his season again.

Hudson-Odoi was playing in his favoured left flank, and was doing very well for the team.

In an interview with the official Chelsea website, Hudson-Odoi admitted the left wing is his preferred position.

The young winger was asked:

Your best form last season came in the autumn playing off the left, contributing goals and assists during a run of 10 appearances in 11 during which the team won eight. How do you intend to get back to that place now?

Hudson-Odoi responded: “I want to be playing as much as possible. Regular football brings out the consistency so I want to just keep playing and playing as much as I can.

“Playing those 10 out of 11 games in my preferred position on the left side was massive for me because that’s where I know I can be at my best and do what I do as much as possible.

“We were winning games, top of the league and everything was going well, so to have an injury like that hits you hard but at the same time it motivates you to come back and return to where you were before.”