As a club, we have had our fair share of flops in the Roman Abramovich era but none has been as terrible as Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez.
When Saul completed his loan move from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day, every Chelsea fan was excited about the transfer and couldn’t wait to see him wear the Chelsea shirt.
Despite his form not being great in his last season at Atletico Madrid, the Blues were excited we had gotten a world-class player at a fair price who could provide cover for us in midfield.
Saul had been playing out of position at Atletico Madrid and it was believed he would return to his best when he plays in his favoured central midfield position.
We were all excited to see his name in the starting XI for the game against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge but were shocked by his terrible display in the first-half. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel had to take off the Spanish midfielder at half-time.
Since his debut against Aston Villa, Saul has flopped at central midfield and also at left wing-back, the same position in which he was being played in at Atletico and wanted to leave for.
Against Everton, he was brought on as a false nine and yet again he flopped. Saul just has this amazing talent of playing so terribly when on the pitch and making Chelsea play like we have a player less.
As a Chelsea fan, I am happy his loan deal to Chelsea only has an OPTION TO BUY and not an OBLIGATION TO BUY. Imagine having to sign a flop like Saul at the end of the season after all these terrible displays.
I think we are better off playing Trevoh Chalobah in midfield instead of Saul.
Hello Tuchel, please ensure Saul doesn’t wear the Chelsea shirt ever again.