‘Would definitely start’: Some Chelsea fans urge Tuchel to play £120k-a-week man v Brentford
Chelsea travel to London rivals Brentford this Saturday in the Premier League – and some Blues fans on Twitter claim they want to see Callum Hudson-Odoi start.
Chelsea, who have sat top of the league table during the international break, are back in action against a newly promoted club.
Brentford have been one of the surprise packages of the season so far, as they currently sit seventh after seven league fixtures.
Thomas Frank’s side have already beaten the likes of Arsenal and West Ham this campaign, so will be looking to continue their momentum with another big scalp at the weekend.
Target should be nine points out of nine
If Chelsea harbour hopes of really challenging for the title, these next three games are a chance to show they are serious.
Brentford are going to provide a very stern test. Afterwards, games against Norwich City and Newcastle United are potential banana skins that you can’t afford to take your eye off the ball for.
However, they are all teams Tuchel’s men should be dispatching.
The league is going to look a lot prettier if the Blues have 25 points from their opening 10 league games.
Chelsea fans demanding Hudson-Odoi v Brentford
A selection of Blues supporters on social media want Hudson-Odoi in the XI against Brentford.
The £120,000-a-week speedster started the club’s previous league match, playing just over an hour in the 3-1 victory against Southampton.
He got his opportunity in a preferred attacking role, despite the fact Tuchel has used the 20-year-old as cover at wing-back in the past.
The Blues academy graduate showed some real promise on the ball with directness and skill, but he needs end product to cement a starting position within a very competitive squad.
Ex-Blues favourite Joe Cole has previously said he does expect him to improve.
Here are some Chelsea fans asking for Hudson-Odoi to get another opportunity to start:
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