Thomas Tuchel must acquire the Callum Hudson-Odoi trait in order to take Chelsea’s ace to the next level.
CHELSEA thrashed Chesterfield in the FA Cup, with Callum Hudson-Odoi stealing the show.
After his excellent performance against Chesterfield in the FA Cup, Thomas Tuchel will expect more from Callum Hudson-Odoi.
On Saturday evening, Chelsea thrashed Derbyshire 5-1 at Stamford Bridge.
On Saturday evening, Chelsea breezed past Chesterfield in the FA Cup, with Tuchel giving the youngsters several opportunities.
Lewis Hall, Harvey Vale, and Lewis Baker all made appearances, but Hudson-Odoi may have been overlooked due to his age.
The forward, who made his debut four years ago in 2017, is still only 21 years old and has carried the burden of expectation since then.
Hudson-Odoi is a joy to watch when he’s on form and can terrorize a defense, but his goal-scoring ability is an area where he needs to improve.
Coaches were blown away by his flying runs and brilliant finishes while he was still playing at the youth level, but that has yet to translate to his senior game.
In 66 Premier League appearances, the Englishman has only scored four goals, while Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, 20, has already scored six this season.
Hudson-Odoi, on the other hand, reminded everyone of his goal-scoring ability against Chesterfield when he was presented with a perfect chance in the first half.
The youngster was almost invited to have a go after cutting in from the left on his preferred right foot – and he took it.
The first question on everyone’s lips would have been, “Why haven’t we seen that action more often?” after he unleashed a curling drive that left Scott Loach scrambling.
Hudson-Odoi had a chance to silence his critics against Brighton last month, but instead he amplified them.
He was one on one with Robert Sanchez after a brilliant run, but instead of slamming one into the corner, he tried to pass to Mason Mount, who was blocked, and the danger was dealt with.
Chelsea would go on to draw 1-1 with the Seagulls, allowing Manchester City to extend their lead over them to ten points.
There is undeniable talent in there, but it is up to Tuchel to bring out the best in him.
With, the German coach has used a tough-love approach.
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