Tuchel identified Hudson-Odoi new dangerous position
Chelsea FC manager Thomas Tuchel has identified a new playing position for Callum Hudson-Odoi.
He plans to play both Hudson-Odoi and Pulisic as wing-backs ahead of UEFA super cup plan B
Thomas Tuchel came up with the plan since he is currently missing Ben Chilwell, Emerson & Reece James.
Those players holidays were extended after their assignment with the national team during Euro 2020
However, Cesar Azpilicueta is still not physically fit while it is not clear whether Marcos Alonso is nursing an injury.
Chelsea will play against Villarreal on August 11 at Windsor Park. For their Super Cup clash.
“Yes, maybe [Pulisic will play in that position against Villarreal],” Tuchel told Hayters TV as quoted by The Chelsea Chronicle.
“He played there with me at Dortmund — and we have played many times like this with Callum [Hudson-Odoi].
Marcos [Alonso] was not able to play [on Sunday].
“So we put Callum on the left side which is what I had wanted to see for a long time if he could maybe be more dangerous from this position with his dribbling, coming inside — which he loves and he did it [against Arsenal].
The former PSG manager further explained why it was ideal to try the duo against the Gunners.
“You know our situation. We have [Azpi and Reece] for the right-back position, but both are not here,” Tuchel continued.
“So we need to have solutions because we start on the 11th against Villarreal and 14th for the [Premier League] season.
We [could] not try things then, so it’s the time to see.”