CHELSEA boss Thomas Tuchel admitted new
signing Saul Niguez ‘struggled’ in his Premier
League debut against Aston Villa.
The Chelsea manager even claimed the new boy
‘created some half-chances for Aston Villa’ before
he was subbed at half-time.
The 26-year-old midfielder, who secured a loan
move to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid on
deadline day, looked off the pace during the Blues’
3-0 win on Saturday evening .
He was eventually hooked at half-time in what
became a nightmare start for the Spaniard .
And Chelsea manager Tuchel was honest in his
assessment of the Saul’s first game at the club.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I had the feeling
that he struggled.
“There were some big mistakes, passing mistakes,
and he struggled with the intensity. You could see
he isn’t fully adapted.
“It’s completely my responsibility. I had the feeling
he could jump in for us and play at that level.
“I [then] thought it was maybe better to change hi
but it doesn’t change anything [about how I see