Callum Hudson-Odoi gives his verdict on being asked to play as a wing-back

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Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is almost certainly going to start the League Cup third round match against Aston Villa tonight, with Thomas Tuchel looking to ring the changes.

This competition brings a good chance for Premier League clubs to rest some players and also give a number of other youngsters and fringe players a chance of some first team minutes, which can be vital for their development and also morale.

Hudson-Odoi is one of a handful of Chelsea fringe players expected to be given the nod tonight, but the question is, will it be in his preferred left attacking role, or at his more regular under Tuchel role at right wing-back?

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We will soon find out with kick off a matter of hours away now.

The 20-year old has actually been speaking about his role as a wing-back on the Chelsea website today, and he explains how much tougher it is…

“When I’m playing in that channel, it’s about helping in attack as well by providing different options of scoring or assisting. I try to find different positions to help the team by staying wide, coming short or making runs to create more space.

“The way I look at it now is I’m in the situation where I have to help out much more in defence rather than attack. It’s up and down and it gets tiring at times but you’re always pushing for the clean sheet because if they don’t score, they don’t win.

“It’s much more of a defensive mindset for me trying to keep clean sheets but it’s started really well.”

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