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Saul Niguez in agreement with Thomas Tuchel and Romelu Lukaku on Chelsea attacker

Chelsea’s signing of Saul Niguez may not have been the biggest of transfer deadline day deals but Thomas Tuchel will be hoping it could prove the difference in this year’s title charge.

The Blues won the Champions League last season and, while they will not be taking their eyes off the European prize, beating Manchester City to the domestic crown will be high on their list.Romelu Lukaku’s arrival looks set to be a big factor in that.

The Belgian is viewed as the final piece of the Chelsea jigsaw and has backed that up with four goals already this season.

One player who has not benefitted from Lukaku’s signing, however, is Timo Werner. But Saul was eager to praise the German for his continued efforts this season, despite his depleted minutes on the pitch.

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Speaking to Fabrizio Romano on his Here We Go podcast, Saul insisted that Werner is “training so well” and at a “top level”, while also praising Lukaku, saying he’s been “so impressed” by the summer signing.

The Werner praise appears to be indicative of a general mood around Stamford Bridge. It would have been easy for the striker’s head to drop after Lukaku’s arrival and a disappointing debut campaign.

But he has clearly stayed focused and continued to work hard so he is ready when called upon.

This was a point made by Tuchel made ahead of the Aston Villa match, insisting that Werner continues to be important to the team.

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“I am sure that we will find games and solutions where we play with both of them (Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku),” he said.”We did already and Timo and Romelu can be a good fit together. Timo loves to play around a reference up front and Romelu is clearly our reference up front being a tall and physical player.

“The most important is he finds his rhythm and confidence and joy and makes his point and makes his way into the team. The players are in charge to take their positions and fight for their positions and once they have it to not give it away.”

Following the match, Lukaku himself piled on the praise, insisting his second goal only came about because of Werner’s impressive movement.

‘I think I have to give a lot of credit for Timo because Timo created a lot of space for me,” he told Chelsea TV after the game.”As soon as he created the space to run in behind the two defenders I had a lot of time, the touch was good and the finish was just clinical.”

Source: Football.london 

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