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Chelsea boss Tuchel makes Saul wing-back claim

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says wing-back could be a role to fit Saul Niguez.

Saul lasted just a half for victory against Watford in midweek.

Tuchel said, "Saul had the early yellow card and was a bit shy to play all-in in the duels and for that he lacked a bit of his physicality because he did not want to risk a red card which was a good thing on that evening not to be one man down.

"I think that he could play in a wing-back role for us, even if we play a dominant and offensive game because he's very strong in arriving the opponents' box, very strong at finishing, and has good timing to arrive at the second post with his head.

"We sometimes do this in training, that's why we have the impression that he could maybe be a good fit and maybe in the next games we have to try this, because Ben Chilwell is out long-term and a lot of games are coming and we can maybe not put every game on Marcos Alonso's shoulders."


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