Thomas Tuchel wanted Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at Chelsea this season
According to a press conference done after the Aston Villa game (h/t football.london), Thomas Tuchel confirmed that he wanted Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at Chelsea despite deadline day transfer rumours.
Hudson-Odoi, who suffered for minutes last term, made his first Premier League start of the season against Aston Villa on Saturday. The 20-year-old started in the right-wing back role for the Blues, before being moved into the three-man frontline for a brief period during the second half.
While the winger was brought off with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game, he got some considerable game-time under his belt. The Englishman was of interest to the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City this summer but a deadline day move was never on the cards.
Thomas Tuchel, who was happy with his club’s third win of the season, talked about his desire to keep Hudson-Odoi at the club this season. He said (h/t football.london):
“We have spoken. It was a very easy decision for me to make on the last day of the transfer period… He (Hudson-Odoi) is able to play as a right wing-back, a left wing-back in the two ten positions. He knows the group, we know him very well. There was no chance to say yes on the last day.
“For him personally it may have been a good opportunity but for us and our targets that we want to achieve, it was simply impossible”.
More Chelsea News
- Thomas Tuchel revealed he was delighted after Louis van Gaal praised him in a press conference
- Chelsea will compete against Tottenham Hotspur for Ajax defender Jurrien Timber
- Chelsea eyeing move for Dutch centre back Matthijis de Ligt from Juventus
Although this was the 20-year-old’s first league appearance this season, the youngster also started the UEFA Super Cup final last month, which the Stamford Bridge outfit went on to win on penalties.
While the Blues do have considerable talent in the squad, the Englishman would be hoping to play more often this season as he looks to nail down a starting spot under Tuchel.
Opponent Watch: Key Man City trio return to training ahead of Chelsea clash
Opponent Watch: Manchester City trio return to training ahead of Chelsea clash According to Football.london, Manchester City are about to...
Pulisic, Werner, Kante- Early Team News as Chelsea prepare to take on Man City this weekend
The latest team news as Chelsea gear up to face Manchester City and maintain their winning run According to football.london, Chelsea...
“It was a difficult story”: Frank Lampard speaks out on offloading 23-year-old ex-Chelsea starlet
Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard opens up on offloading Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan Speaking to Coral (h/t Metro), Former Chelsea...
“Huge difference”- Wilfried Zaha tips 21-year-old Chelsea loanee to become a ‘top player’
Wilfried Zaha believes Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher can make it to the top Speaking to talkSPORT (h/t The Metro), Crystal Palace...
Chelsea and France legend credited for 22-year-old Blues starlet’s rapid development
Chelsea legend Claude Makelele credited for Trevoh Chalobah development Speaking to iNews (h/t Football.london), Matt Spiro has revealed the influence...
28-year-old Chelsea defensive star ‘close’ to signing new contract amidst links with Bundesliga giants
Chelsea ‘close’ to agreeing contract with Antonio Rudiger amidst Bayern Munich contact According to BILD (h/t The Metro), Chelsea ace Antonio Rudiger could...