SOURCE: MY OPINION
There was more at stake for Chelsea than just three points when they were defeated by Manchester City at the weekend. The European Champions suffered a right hamstring injury, which is expected to keep him out for some time.
Despite the fact that Tuchel admitted after the game that he didn't know much about the ailment, he did acknowledge that it was a painful problem to be in at the time.
"I'm not aware of Reece's whereabouts at this time. He had twisted his ankle, which had caused him a great deal of discomfort. I don't have any additional information about him at this time, but we'll see how he's doing in the next days."
Given the current state of his injury, it appears the young defender will be sidelined for a couple of weeks, which may create an opportunity for a player such as Callum Hudson-Odoi to gain some playing time at right wing back.
Odio will not mind playing at that position on the football field, despite the fact that it is not his favored position. Chelsea, on the other hand, would not have needed to play him in that position if they had been able to persuade either of their two most promising academy graduates to remain at the club.
Tino Livramento and Tariq Lamptey are two right backs who have proven to be quite effective while playing in the English Premier League. They have both played for Manchester City and are currently playing for the same club in the Premier League.
Livramento, who was recently named the Academy player of the year, departed Chelsea this summer to join Southampton's youth academy in the Championship. He was following in the footsteps of Tariq Lamptey, who had departed previously for Brighton and Hove.
The fact that both players are so good has led many Chelsea fans to wish that the club had never let them depart in such a hasty manner. Some have even asserted that these two players are superior to Reece James in the Right Wing Back position in terms of talent.
It doesn't really matter whether or not it is correct at this point.. What important is that if any of the two players had been still alive, Thomas Tuchel would not have been confronted with this difficult situation.
SOURCE: MY OPINION
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