Trippier sends three-word post to Saul after Chelsea beat Southampton

Kieran Tripper's three-word reaction to Saul Niguez's display for Chelsea last night

Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier has congratulated Saul Niguez after his Chelsea performance in last night’s Carabao Cup win.

Saul, 26, started during Chelsea’s victory at home to Southampton on Tuesday night. The Blues eventually reached the quarter-finals of the domestic cup competition by beating their opponents 4-3 in a penalty shootout. 

Saul has had a difficult couple of months in London since his season-long loan move to Chelsea from Atletico. However, the left-footed central midfielder was back in the XI to make a positive impact.

Ex-teammate Trippier messaged the midfielder “good game bro” after his display against Southampton. 

Likewise, Saul received some responses on Instagram from current Blues teammates. 

Saul can be pleased with Southampton shift

Chelsea fans are still waiting to see the Saul that used to boss proceedings in the Atletico midfield, but there were positive glimpses last night. 

Blues manager Thomas Tuchel gave his seal of approval regarding Saul’s performance in his post-match comments. He explained that he “got better and better” as the game went on.

The Spaniard’s been overwhelmed at times in his few Chelsea appearances, but managed to get to grips of a fast-paced encounter with Southampton.

It’ll be interesting to see when he gets his next runout. 

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Blues depth quite something

Of course, it wasn’t a faultless performance from Chelsea against Southampton. It was a fairly tight game that could’ve gone either way. 

However, Tuchel managed to make six changes to his starting line-up and coped without several key injury absentees. 

This is a group able to compete on several fronts this season.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.