Two Chelsea players have points to prove after international break training

Chelsea duo Saul Niguez and Callum Hudson-Odoi will have something to prove for different reasons after training under Thomas Tuchel during international break.

The pair is among the Chelsea players who were not on international duty in the last couple of weeks.

Saul, who last represented Spain in 2019, reportedly planned to use the international break to fight for his place at Chelsea, by training intensively under Tuchel.

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A report from The Telegraph also mentioned that the Atletico Madrid loanee is still committed to securing his future at Chelsea, as a return to Spain seems unlikely in January.

Saturday’s trip to Leicester City’s King Power Stadium could be the perfect opportunity for Saul, given Mateo Kovacic’s likely absence.

For Saul, the next few weeks could be crucial to his future at the club.

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Hudson-Odoi, on the other hand, turned down an opportunity to join the England U-21s in favour of staying and training at the club.

His decision invited some criticism including from talkSPORT pundit Trevor Sinclair who even branded the 21-year-old “quite arrogant”.

Hudson-Odoi, obviously, has the right to turn down the invitation and can even prove that he made the right decision.

Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner are now back in training and the latter might even be in the squad for the Leicester game, so Hudson-Odoi is now even under more pressure to keep his spot in the team.

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