Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been discussing the impact of Callum Hudson-Odoi at Stamford Bridge – and some Blues fans on Twitter believe the manager judges him differently to the rest of the squad.
With several injuries absentees for today’s Premier League game with Norwich City, Hudson-Odoi is one attacker that is actually available to play.
The 20-year-old speedster has made just six appearances all season so far, but did come off the bench in midweek to assist in the Champions League win over Malmo.
Tuchel has given a fairly harsh verdict when asked about whether or not the Norwich fixture can present the perfect opportunity for Hudson-Odoi to revive his Chelsea career.
“It’s as easy as that. Is there a turning point? OK, he needs to prove it. He needs to play the next 250 games on the highest level and then that was the turning point. But is it a turning point if he does a brilliant match tomorrow? No,” Tuchel said.
This may be a slightly tongue-in-cheek comment from Tuchel, but it’s clear he wants to see plenty more from him before he becomes a regular in the starting XI.
Chelsea fans have Hudson-Odoi theory regarding Tuchel comments
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are convinced it’s tough love from Tuchel trying to get the best out of Hudson-Odoi.
The English attacker has been spoken about as the golden boy from the Blues academy for numerous years and he’s now played over 100 first-team games for the club.
However, fellow academy graduates Reece James and Mason Mount have overtaken him in their progress.
If Hudson-Odoi gets the chance today against Norwich, he’s got to take it with both hands.
Of course, Tuchel wants more than just one good performance like he said. He can make giant strides forward, though, if he performs from now until the November international break.
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