Callum Hudson Odoi hopes of getting more game time at Chelsea took a huge blow after recent signing Christian Pulisic confirmed the club will play him as a winger when he joins in the summer. Chelsea boss Sarri revealed last week he was not aware the move was going ahead until it was done, and with the 20-year-old United States international returning to previous club Dortmund on loan for the remainder of the season there has been no talks between the pair.
Asked whether he has spoken to Sarri, Pulisic told ESPN FC: “No, nothing like that. “Like I said, I’ve been here and playing with Dortmund the whole time and I’ve been focused here, but I’ll be really excited once the time comes.” Chelsea had to pay a premium to acquire the sought-after winger despite him only having a year left on his contract, but the American knows that will count for nothing when he turns up for pre-season training in the summer.\
And with Eden Hazard being used increasingly as a false nine by Sarri, Pulisic believes his future lies on the Stamford Bridge wings. “You have to go in and earn your spot and prove you are worthy of being on the field,” he added.
“I think they definitely see me in one of the wider areas, but I think they also know that I can play kinda anywhere across the attack. So I’m ready for wherever I need to be filled in really.”