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‘I don’t know where he’s going from here’

THOMAS TUCHEL has admitted he ‘doesn’t know’ what comes next for Saul Niguez after another shocking Chelsea performance.

NS loan signing deadline Was gifted a rare appearance against Watford with Jorginho injured, but was led by Tuchel in the first half.

Saul failed to run at Stamford Bridge

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Saul failed to run at Stamford BridgeCredit: Getty
Saul's tournament stats this season are amazing

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Saul’s tournament stats this season are amazing

It was only his second Premier League game for the Blues, and his second Break.

And say later 2-1 win over Hornets, Tuchel delivered a damning verdict against his midfielder.

He said: “I don’t know where he is going after this performance but he got a yellow card so we have two options.

“We could have taken Marcos [Alonso] who was also shown a yellow card and tried Saul at full-back.

“I had this in mind before the game, if something happens to Marcos.

“But I thought maybe it wasn’t the right match to try new positions, so [subbing] he changed shape a bit and had Thiago on the field with his organization.

“There’s Trevoh [Chalobah] in number six, who was in better shape – unfortunately Trevoh injured himself and we ended up with Ruben at number six. But it was a tactical decision. “

Tuchel insists it was a tactical decision, although the Spaniard’s stats this season are eye-catching for all the wrong reasons.

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In just over 90 minutes in the league, he made a tackle and couldn’t even contribute a vital pass, let alone score or assist.

Ben Chilwell’s injury Tuchel has weighed in on whether to play Saul at full-back, with Marcos Alonso being his only option currently in the position.

Despite the limited game time, Chelsea fans were tired of Saul.

One grumbled: “Send Saul back to Spain, we’ve been duped.”

Meanwhile, another person raged: “Saul doesn’t deserve to be a Chelsea player”.

The Blues have the option to loan Saul permanently at the end of the season for £40m.

But even Tuchel admits he’s not sure what’s next for the midfielder, which is hard to see that the option is brought up.

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Huynh Nguyen

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