Chelsea loanee Callum Hudson-Odoi has told The Athletic that he was confused by Thomas Tuchel frequently playing him as a wing-back.

The 21-year-old is currently featuring on loan for Bayer Leverkusen, after falling out of favour with the German when he was the manager.

His appearances for the club were becoming restricted to showings as part of the five-man defence.

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Tuchel’s trust for the winger seemed to drop completely at the start of this season, with him leaving him out of the matchday squad at the start of the season.

This saw him push for a temporary move away from the club. He was certainly not short of offers from European clubs.

Hudson-Odoi confused at Tuchel

He has now claimed that he was left confused by how his Chelsea career was panning out, seeing no future for himself at wing-back.

He said: “Definitely not. At times, it was okay. But sometimes in my head, I’m thinking, ‘What am I doing, why am I in this position? I’m more defending than attacking’.

“No matter where I was playing, I was always trying to do my best and help the team — it’s not always about myself. I never argued; I just got on with it. But in order to get the best out of yourself, you have to play where you can feel most comfortable and do what you can do best.”

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Hudson-Odoi has hardly set the world alight since making the move to the Bundesliga.

He is yet to find the net in either the league or the Champions League, despite featuring in an attacking role in all og his performances.

It is so far unclear whether Graham Potter will be prepared to give him a good chance to prove himself at Stamford Bridge. However, fans will be hoping the academy graduate is handed another chance to shine in West London.

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