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How Saul Reacted After Tuchel Replaced Him At Half-time During His Terrible Debut Against Aston Villa

Saul Niguez says he's really happy to have made his Chelsea debut despite being replaced at Half-time against Aston Villa.

The Spanish midfielder was thrown straight into the starting lineup on Saturday after joining the Blues on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid with the option of a permanent deal.

In his Premier League debut, however, Saul didn't live up to expectations and was replaced at half-time by Jorginho.

Thomas Tuchel explained after the game that he saw some huge mistakes from Saul and while the midfielder later admitted it wasn't the debut he expected however, he was happy to get a run out in front of a packed Stamford Bridge.

"Wasn't the debut I expected, Saul spoke to BT Sport.

"Really delighted with my first game and victory with the team. Incredible to see Stamford Bridge full of fans".

Explaining his decision to replace Saul, Tuchel said: "Well, it was difficult to do it but I had the feeling he struggled, he had some mistakes, passing errors and he struggled with the intensity and you can see that he hasn't adapted to it".

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