According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel reportedly promised Saul Niguez “prominence” in midfield before he joined Chelsea on loan from Atletico Madrid. The Spanish midfielder spent his entire senior career at Atletico Madrid before arriving at Stamford Bridge this summer.
However, Niguez has been in poor form for Chelsea so far this season and has barely featured on the pitch. The Spaniard has only started two games for the Blues in the Premier League and had to be taken off at half-time in both matches.
He has seemed off the pace for Chelsea in all his appearances and his predicament seems to be due to his poor performances rather than the coach’s decision-making. With more than half of the campaign to go, Saul Niguez will be hoping to find the form that first gained attention from the European champions.
The 27-year-old Spaniard featured nearly 350 times for Atletico Madrid across all competitions, winning a La Liga title and the Europa League with his boyhood club. He was signed on an initial loan deal in August, but Chelsea have the option of making the switch permanent at the end of the season.
The midfielder will be especially desperate to improve his performances so he can make the trip to the World Cup in Qatar next year with Spain.