Callum Hudson-Odoi on how Thomas Tuchel treats young players, his wish for Paul Canoville recovery and letter from Roman Abramovich

On-pitch understandings forged in the Chelsea Academy were clear to see during the win at Tottenham in our most recent game.

Callum Hudson-Odoi was frequently part of moves involving Mason Mount and Reece James as the Blues attacked Spurs down the right and the first of those names believes new head coach, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to look at what the young players can bring to the side, one of the major features of the management by his predecessor, Frank Lampard.

Indeed Tuchel has started Hudson-Odoi in all three of his selections so far, at right wing-back for two of the games and then as a forward on Thursday night in north London.

‘He [Tuchel] is looking at the Academy and looking at the young players playing already and he wants to make sure they develop well,’ confirms Hudson-Odoi.

‘So whether it is coming up to train with the first team or whether they are in the first team already, trying to get games or playing games, he wants you to improve. He tries that with every training session and every game, he keeps making you try to develop and working on weaknesses that you have.