Callum Hudson-Odoi admitted to beinSport that he was initially amused when Thomas Tuchel asked him to play for Chelsea Wing-Back

The 20-year-old began his new role at Tuchel’s inaugural games for Chelsea after spending most of his career as a traditional winger

“We tried the day before in training and then I obviously didn’t know whether I would start the game or not,” admitted Hudson-Odoi when asked if he should be selected at RWB

“When it happened, I thought,” I’m playing here “? I was confused The next day he said to me and I said,” Oh, I’ve never played there before”It was a huge shock to me

“I’ve never played this position before. I’m trying my best. He showed me a few pre-game clips and showed me how to play and what positions to be in when the team had the ball

Although Hudson-Odoi had never been used there before, he was brilliant at the job and arguably the best Chelsea player in both games

In the 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspurs, he was pushed further forward Reece James replaced him at the full-back

This wasn’t the only tactical tweak that Tuchel has made since arriving in England, returning Chelsea’s formation to a 3-4-2-1 that worked so efficiently during the 2016/17 title-winning season

Tuchel put Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger back into defense and brought Jorginho back into midfield for Chelsea

Thanks to Tuchel’s transformation, they are now four games unbeaten in the Premier League, Chelsea also rose from ninth to sixth place during this time and can now seriously fight for the top 4

I loved giving Hudson-Odoi so much freedom, but also responsibility on the right hand side. He wants to enjoy his football again, as do many other Chelsea contingents

Nathaniel is a college graduate of the University of Derby’s football journalist.He worked for Burton Albion for two years as part of his media team.Nathaniel is a regular contributor to the club’s official website and matchday schedule.He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and reported for reasons that ranged from non-league to Premier League

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