OPINION: Thomas Tuchel has rung the changes including a shock inclusion as Chelsea face Brentford as Thomas Tuchel hopes to maintain their spot at the top of the Premier League. Thomas Tuchel has certainly surprised us with his lineups this season and the latest against Brentford is another to add to the collection.
When Chelsea completed the deadline-day signing of Saul Niguez, the feeling was that the benefits would be two-fold. Not only were they strengthening their midfield with a proven winner at the highest level. But he was also expected to drive on Mateo Kovacic to even greater heights, with the Croatian’s position considered to be under the greatest threat following his arrival.
Chelsea completed the loan signing of Saul Niguez on transfer deadline day but the Spaniard has yet to make an impression at Stamford Bridge It was around lunchtime on transfer deadline day that Saul Niguez had to accept a move away from Atletico Madrid was not going to happen. Chelsea had made an effort to secure the services of the Spaniard but hadn't been able to strike an agreement.
The Chelsea head coach will have to use the entirety of his squad with the Blues facing seven games in 21 days after the international break The third chapter of Chelsea's 2021/22 season begins on Saturday. The trip to Brentford begins a run of seven matches in 21 days for Thomas Tuchel and his players.
N’Golo Kante and Reece James handed Chelsea a welcome boost with their return to full training. Neither player was available for the recent games with Juventus or Southampton and both missed their countries’ World Cup qualifiers while overcoming issues. Kante tested positive for Covid-19 last month and James had been suffering from an ankle injury.
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Manchester United opted against signing Saul Niguez and Eduardo Camavinga to prioritize a move for Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, according to reports. The Red Devils did not have the required funds to go after a midfielder and Ronaldo so, when it emerged that the Portuguese legend was available, they changed their plans.
Bertrand Traore has reportedly picked up a thigh injury while on international duty with Burkina Faso, news that comes at the wrong time for both the club and player Bertrand Traore has only played 57 minutes of Premier League football this season and it is through no fault of his own.
Chelsea signed three players in the summer as they look to mount a challenge for the Premier League title, but how have the trio got on at Stamford Bridge so far? Chelsea had few incomings in the summer as Thomas Tuchel looked to perfect his Champions League winning side into one that could challenge for the Premier League title.
Jacob Ramsey has enjoyed a breakout season for Aston Villa and his effort are now reflecting in his statistics as he ranks amongst the best in the world in several areas Aston Villa fans have been excited regarding the performances of Jacob Ramsey so far this season and rightfully so.
Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso is confident that compatriot Saul Niguez will come good for the club after a slow start. Saul arrived with high expectations on loan from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day, but the midfielder has struggled to make an impact during his early days at Stamford Bridge.
CHELSEA wing-back Marcos Alonso is certain Saul Niguez will come good at Stamford Bridge. Saul has struggled to settle in South-West London after arriving on an initial season-long loan deal from Atletico Madrid on deadline day. He made his Chelsea debut against Aston Villa in September but was hooked at half-time by Thomas Tuchel after a torrid 45 minutes.
Marcos Alonso backs Saul Niguez to be 'very good' for Chelsea despite struggling for minutes under Thomas Tuchel after being hauled off at half time in nightmare debut against Aston Villa
Saul Niguez joined Chelsea on loan in the final minutes of the transfer window The Spaniard has struggled for playing time under Blues boss Thomas Tuchel The ex-Atletico man was subbed off after just 45 minutes on his Chelsea debut Team-mate Marcos Alonso claims Saul is going through an 'adaptation phase'
Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea have made an impressive start to the season - and now they have received an injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Brentford Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been handed a timely boost over the international break after midfielder N’Golo Kante returned to training on Friday.
Thomas Tuchel and his coaching staff have been working with a depleted first-team group during the first week of the international break Cobham has been quieter this week with the vast majority of Chelsea's first-team squad – and many from within the academy ranks – away representing their countries during the international break.
CHELSEA midfielder N'Golo Kante has returned to training following his battle with coronavirus. The Frenchman missed the Blues' Champions League defeat to Juventus and Premier League win over Southampton after contracting Covid-19. But he has now resumed training with the members of the Chelsea squad who are not away on international duty.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was desperate to sign Jules Kounde in the summer transfer window and his arrival might be necessary, with several players out of contract next summer at Stamford Bridge A revived transfer bid for Jules Kounde might depend on how Chelsea deal with four contract situations with a quartet of players set to leave as things stand.
Thomas Tuchel has given a confidence boost to previously out of favour Ruben Loftus-Cheek, following his re-emergence in the Chelsea team. The 25-year-old made his first Premier League start of the season in Saturday's 3-1 win over Southampton - a result that left the Blues top of the Premier League heading into the latest international break.