Jason Cundy has labelled Chelsea midfielder Saul Niguez as “chaotic” after watching his display in midweek.
Unfortunately, Saul had another game to forget on Wednesday night during the 2-1 victory away to Watford.
The Blues maintained their spot at the top of the Premier League table by securing another three points, but the entire team were miles off the pace during the first half. In particular, Saul really struggled.
27-year-old Saul was substituted off at half time against Watford, which is the second time that has happened to him this season. The central midfielder had very little impact during his 45 minutes against Watford by making just 13 passes.
Cundy said in his post-match analysis that Chelsea’s Saul has no composure right now when he’s on the ball.
“I don’t think he gets back into the team anytime soon. I think he’s had his chance. Everything seems chaotic in front of him. There is not a lot of composure about his game. His introduction to Premier League life has been the worse you can think of. I’ve got a lot of sympathy because it’s a tough league,” Cundy said.
Chelsea haven’t seen the real Saul
In truth, Saul has been an utter disappointment since his arrival in the summer on loan from Atletico Madrid.
He was handed a massive chance to impress yesterday, but completely blew his opportunity starting in the midfield pivot.
It’s bizarre to see the way his career has taken a huge step backwards in the last couple of years.
The Spaniard was once a nailed-on starter in the Atletico XI, producing high quality displays every game on the Champions League and La Liga stage. However, Chelsea haven’t seen the same kind of Saul that was once an eye-catching dribbler and real presence in midfield.
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