Thomas Tuchel believes he has worked out Callum Hudson-Odoi’s best position after Chelsea’s win over Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
The Champions League holders ran out comfortable 4-0 winners against the Swedish outfit with two penalties from Jorginho, while Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz were also on target at Stamford Bridge.
Hudson-Odoi, meanwhile, was brought on in the first half following an injury to Timo Werner and delivered an impressive performance on the left-side of the forward line.
The 20-year-old has not seen much playing time this season, with just two Premier League appearances to his name. He has also been played out of position at right wing-back by the Blues boss.
But Tuchel has acknowledged, after Hudson-Odoi’s display against Malmo, that the forward performs better in a more advanced role on the opposite flank.
“This is his best position, I know,” Tuchel told beIN Sports.
“Sometimes he needs to help as a right wing-back, so he needs to take it for the team.
“But we know the half left position up front is his best position.”
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And Tuchel admitted the injuries have come at a bad time, adding: “Yes, we are sad, of course.
“We are never happy because we like to have the full squad. The two are dangerous and decisive players for us up front.
“But these things happen, so now we need to try to find solutions without them. But overall we are very happy with the performance and the win.”
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