The Spanish midfielder signed for Chelsea from Athletico Madrid on Deadline Day. The addition of Saul to the already solid Chelsea team is a big boost to everyone at the club including Thomas Tuchel because he will be left with so many options to pick from, and trust me, Thomas picks the best. Saul has settled at Stamford Bridge already, dishing out instructions to some of his high-profile team-mates during a training session conducted by Tuchel.
The Chelsea's new No.17 brings a lot of experience to the club having won La Liga, the Europa League twice and finished as runner-up in the UCL.
And with many senior Chelsea players currently away on international duty, it seems the midfielder has already taken on some leadership responsibilities. Who knows, maybe that could be key to him breaking into the Chelsea line-up ahead of N'Golo Kante or Jorginho.
Chelsea football club will return to Premier League action this weekend against Aston Villa. After a resolute draw at Liverpool in their previous fixture, Chelsea will welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge in their first match back after the international break. The Blues will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak in all competitions to five matches. However, fans will be expecting to see their newly signed midfielder Saul Niguez in the starting Lineup on Saturday, but the Chances of that happening now is a bit slim, considering the return of N'golo Kante.
Kante who was substituted during the course of the 1-1 draw at an Anfield due to his injury seems to have returned to full fitness as he was spotted today at Chelsea Cobham training center with the rest of team-mates who were not away on International duty.
Saul's main position is Kante's position or Jorginho's but Jorginho isn't an option for him, because he is a major key player for Tuchel and he can't be benched. Kante's return to Chelsea training will definitely give ThomasTuchel headache in his Starting XI against Aston Villa. However, if Saul doesn't feature against Villa, he would surely make his debut appearance in Chelsea's first UCL game with Zenith on the 14th.
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