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Defeating Spurs, Ashley Cole pointed out a Chelsea player who hardly had a chance to start

06 Th1 2022 | 07:39

Tuchel speaks after the victory over Spurs

Legendary defender Ashley Cole said that it is difficult for the Spaniard to compete with his teammates.
Welcoming Tottenham Hotspur at home in the first leg of the semi-final of the EFL Cup, it can be said that Chelsea has overwhelmed the army of coach Antonio Conte in all aspects and won a completely convincing victory. Notably, coach Thomas Tuchel created the conditions for Saul Niguez to start in this match, and overall, he had one of the most commendable performances since arriving at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking after the game, Ashley Cole gave the Spaniard many praises. However, Cole also admitted, it will be very difficult for Saul to compete for the starting position with other talented midfielders. Sportskeeda quotes the Chelsea legend:

Chelsea fans overwhelmed by the name voted

Can Saul turn the tide?
“I think Saul has played well. I think he has the right balance of Jorginho in the midfield, he’s allowed to play a little bit more freely. Yes, Saul plays in a two-man midfield, but he is. could also move a bit wider, with Jorginho going deeper.”

“Regarding Saul’s overall performance, the worries and concerns of everyone around him, he performed well enough tonight to ensure that he gets more chances. But in the end he did. There are two or three players in front of Saul who are playing in great form, so it will be difficult for him to get into this squad.”

Tuchel speaks after the victory over Spurs