Maurizio Sarri reckons Callum Hudson-Odoi’s England performances highlighted that his best position is as a left winger.
The Blues youngster impressed after coming on as a substitute against the Czech Republic and started against Montenegro.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Chelsea head coach Sarri said he had not seen much of Hudson-Odoi’s performance despite the rave reviews the Chelsea youngster has been getting.
Asked if he had seen the Montenegro game, Sarri said: “No. Only 20 minutes because I had 14 players in their national teams and I had no time for watching 20 matches.
“I saw the English national team only for 20 or 25 minutes and Callum didn’t start very well in the first 20 minutes on the right.
“He did very well on the left immediately, but I know him very well and know he prefers to play on the left.”
Sarri revealed he will need to assess the fitness of Chelsea’s internationals ahead of Sunday’s game against Cardiff.
“We have some players a little bit tired now. Kante, Giroud and Hazard played three matches in seven days,” he said.
“Now we are not in October, it is different and players are more tired. So we need to recover.
“Yesterday I saw during training that somebody was a little bit tired.”