The fullback was failing to contain Chelsea’s wingback on the night
One player who has massively impressed in the Thomas Tuchel era at Chelsea is Callum Hodson-Odoi. Despite only training in his new found right wingback role under the German manager was a couple of days, the Chelsea player has taken to his role like a fish takes to water.
He was electric against Wolverhampton to see Tuchel entrust him in the same position come Burnley. And the Chelsea player once again lived upto the expectations his new manager had accorded on his head by providing the assist for Chelsea’s opening goal.
Callum Hudson-Odoi made himself a massive nuisance for Burnley all throughout the night as he persistently exploited the spaced created by Cesar Azpilicueta on the right flank. It saw Robbie Brady being overworked with the Burnley leftback left in Callum’s wake on a string off occasions.
Dyche And Brady Lock Heads
Burnley’s manager Sean Dyche had enough of his fullback being constantly schooled with him vociferously voicing his displeasure. As Brady was unable to rein back Callum’s searing speed, Dyche ended up bellowing to Brady, “Robbie!!! Tune in!!!l”
However, Brady was quick to hit back as he rebutted with: “I know where he f**king is, I just can’t stop him. What do you want me to do?”
Dyche to Brady after that last Hudson-Odoi overlap: “Robbie!!! Tune in!!!l”
Brady: “I know where he f**king is, I just can’t stop him. What do you want me to do?” #CFC
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) January 31, 2021
Chelsea have thrived under a change of formation with both the wingbacks contributing to the side’s 2-0 triumph against Burnley. Marcos Alonso who was asked to slot into the left wingback role ended up netting Chelsea’s second of the night, one which sealed Tuchel’s first win at the club.
The side looks set to continue with this system for atleast the next couple of matches with the two wide wingbacks offering much needed unbridled support and width to the club’s attacks. Chelsea will be aspiring to keep their unbeaten run under Tuchel going when they take on Tottenham in their next test.