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2 Saul Niguez Stats For Atletico This Season That May Suggest Coming To Chelsea Was A Huge Mistake

When Saul Niguez first arrived Chelsea on loan from Atletico Madrid, there was excitement and joy among the fans that another top quality midfielder would be lining up for them as they battle on all fronts to win silverwares this season.

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But looking back on that signing now, it seems like ages ago. Many have even forgotten that Saul is a Chelsea player right now because things hasn't gone the way everyone expected it to credit: getty images

The Spanish midfielder was brought into the team as an alternative for Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic. But right now, he's fallen way down the pecking order because players like Loftus Cheek and Barkley seem to have the manager's confidence more than Saul does.

There are two very worrying statistics that may suggest that coming to Chelsea on loan from Atletico might've been a big mistake for the credit: getty images

1. He's played 3 matches for Atletico prior to joining Chelsea and has only featured 2 times for the European Champions.

2. He has played a total of 201 minutes for Atlético in the La Liga and only played just 45 minutes for Chelsea in the Premier credit: getty images

For someone who left Atletico in order to play more football, Saul Niguez might've made a big mistake in joining the reigning European Champions.

The only thing he can do to change his situation around is keep his head down and work hard so that Thomas Tuchel can give him another opportunity to show everyone coming to Chelsea wasn't a mistake.

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Hopefully he gets a chance to start in the Champions League as Chelsea host Malmo to the Bridge.

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