Report: Chelsea player left shocked after Tuchel left him out against Everton, he is now likely to leave

Reports suggest that Callum Hudson-Odoi was stunned to be left out of Chelsea’s squad for the Premier League opener against Everton

According to The Guardian, the 21-year-old was not injured and therefore surprised that he wasn’t offered the opportunity to feature, especially with the new five substitutions rule in the Premier League.

The Blues started their season with a narrow 1-0 win thanks to a penalty from Jorginho, before a second half which saw Thomas Tuchel make five substitutions.

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Of these, Armando Broja, Conor Gallagher and Marc Cucurella were handed Chelsea league debuts.

However, there was no opportunity for Hudson-Odoi, who travelled to the game despite not being part of the matchday squad.

According to The Guardian, the situation has left the youngster assessing his options, with him likely to play his football elsewhere this season.

Hudson-Odoi surprised to be left out

The report goes on to say that Borussia Dortmund have entered the race to sign the England international, and their history of treating young players well makes it likely that his time in Germany would be very successful.

There is also Premier League interest in the 21-year-old, with Southampton and Leicester City heavily tipped to be interested in a loan move, with him likely to earn a lot of game time at either club.

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Chelsea fans will be hoping the Hudson-Odoi story isn’t over, although it is certainly in his best interests to seek gametime elsewhere, at least for the next 12 months.

With Raheem Sterling’s signing, there is likely to be one less spot on offer in the Blues attack, with the Englishman likely to mostly be featuring on Hudson-Odoi’s favoured left-hand-side.

With the hopes that his wing-backs will stay fit, it is unlikely he will see many minutes in that role either, meaning it could be a quiet season if he does not move on.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.