EPL: Tuchel makes promise to Chelsea midfielder, Saul

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has promised that midfielder, Saul Niguez, will get his chances despite not starting against Southampton.

Saul was an unused substitute during Chelsea’s Premier League 3-1 win against Southampton over the weekend.

Tuchel instead started Ruben Loftus-Cheek ahead of Saul at Stamford Bridge.

“Saul was very, very close to starting on Saturday [against Southampton].

“In the end I decided against it because I thought if we put him in another high-pressing match, against an opponent who is pressing so high in the centre of the pitch, would it be fair to him to say okay now prove it, and let’s see if your adaption has gone further.

“It’s life at Chelsea and we have to keep on going and keep everybody positive.

“The guys have to work for their form because performance is the most important, and form and confidence and positive attitude. Saul has everything. His time will come,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying on Monday.

Saul joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window.

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