Report: Out-of-favour Chelsea player plans intensive training during international break

On-loan midfielder Saul Niguez intends to work intensively under Thomas Tuchel and fight for his place at Chelsea amid uncertainty over his future, according to The Telegraph.

Since his underwhelming Chelsea debut against Aston Villa in September, the 26-year-old has found himself down the pecking order.

He has featured four times for Chelsea since, but his only second appearance in the Premier League was the two-minute cameo in last month’s 3-0 win over Newcastle United.

Not to mention that both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley have also played ahead of him.

So what next for Saul?

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Saul reportedly remains committed to Chelsea

According to The Telegraph, the Spaniard is keen to fight for his spot despite the poor start to his career at Stamford Bridge.

Although, the report also suggests that he does not exactly have many other options at this point.

Cutting the loan short could prove difficult since he cannot play for a third club, having already played for both Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.

A return to Atletico mid-season also seems unlikely. The Spanish club reportedly could not afford to have Saul back in the wage bill after re-signing Antoine Griezmann last summer.

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Ideally, Saul can soon adjust to the new league and prove himself at Chelsea — and that is exactly what he is planning to do.

The Telegraph mentioned that Saul is committed to making the loan spell work and plans to work with Tuchel and his coaching team during the international break to get up to speed.

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