Tuchel explains why Saul took off at half-time

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has explained why he substituted Saul Niguez off the pitch at half-time in the 2-1 win over Watford, with

Saul getting the chance to start.

Saul, who joined Chelsea on loan from Atletico Madrid over the summer. Was handed only his second Premier League start at Vicarage Road on Wednesday night.

But the Spaniard struggled in the first half as Emmanuel Dennis cancelled out. Mason Mount’s opener and was replaced by Thiago Silva at the interval.

The second match in the Premier League for the “Sing the Blues”, which is the second time he has failed to make a significant contribution. Until being substituted from the field at half-time,

Tuchel explained why he substituted the Spaniard and sent Thiago Silva on instead.

“He has a yellow card on him. We have two options. is the Marcos then took Saul to stand Wing back

, “I thought about it before the game in case something was to happen to Marcos but it does not match the ideal place to take a position. new

“It was Saul who was replaced in order to shape the team. We put Thiago on the pitch because he has the quality of organizing the team and then Trevvoh went to the No. 6 position because of his physicality. Unfortunately, Trevor was injured. So it ended with Reuben going to the number 6 position alone.

“This is a tactical decision. And from this point on, we have to keep going.”