Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed why Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi were used as wing-backs in Sunday’s 2-1 triumph over Arsenal.
The two wingers were used in unfamiliar roles in the Mind Series clash, few days to the Blues’ Super Cup clash against Spanish side Villarreal.
Speaking after the game, Tuchel said this is his plan B.
“Yes, maybe [Pulisic will play in that position against Villarreal].
“He played there with me at Dortmund — and we have played many times like this with Callum [Hudson-Odoi]. Marcos [Alonso] was not able to play [on Sunday].
“So we put Callum on the left side which is what I had wanted to see for a long time if he could, maybe, be more dangerous from this position with his dribbling, coming inside — which he loves and he did it [against Arsenal],” Tuchel told Hayters TV as quoted by The Chelsea Chronicle.
Chelsea will face Villarreal at Windsor Park Stadium in Belfast on Wednesday, August 11th, only days before their Premier League debut against Crystal Palace.