Jamie Carragher believes Thomas Tuchel was mistaken to haul Callum Hudson-Odoi off the pitch in opposition to Southampton due to his ‘perspective’ and has pointed to the stats to show it.
Eyebrows had been raised when Hudson-Odoi was withdrawn within the 76th minute at St Mary’s following his half-time introduction, with talkSPORT host Tony Cascarino, amongst others, suggesting the tactical transfer from the brand new Blues boss was ‘too harsh’.
However talking on Sky Sports activities’ Monday Evening Soccer, Carragher stated Tuchel had each proper to substitute the 20-year-old however advised the reasoning that he confirmed the ‘mistaken perspective’ was mistaken.
“A supervisor is paid to make choices and get outcomes,” Carragher started.
“If [Tuchel] felt making that change gave them extra likelihood of profitable the sport and serving to Chelsea get within the Champions League then I’ve completely no drawback with it.
“Hudson-Odoi misplaced the ball seven instances within the sport and had it 18, so which will have been an issue for the supervisor.
“However the two instances he misplaced it poorly, he was sprinting after the ball.
“When the supervisor says he’s wasn’t blissful together with his counter-pressing… I can’t actually see an excessive amount of of an issue.”
Carragher proved that solely Timo Werner made extra sprints than Hudson-Odoi in his 31-minute cameo as he got down to quash Tuchel’s reasoning.
He continued: “Timo Werner was the one participant who made extra sprints than Callum Hudson-Odoi in that interval.
“My drawback with the supervisor is just not bringing him off and never what he stated after the sport. I believe it was not proper to deliver him off.
“We don’t know precisely why he introduced him off, however generally a supervisor sees one factor and desires to make a change.
“I believe it was very harsh to deliver him off.
“However it’s going to ship a message to Callum Hudson-Odoi and it’ll ship a message to anybody who comes off the bench as a sub that they need to impression the sport. And he by no means impacted the sport sufficient.”