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EPL: He’s waste of space in Tuchel’s squad – Burley slams Chelsea star

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Former Chelsea midfielder, Craig Burley, has hit out at Saul Niguez for his performances for the club so far this season.

Burley said that Niguez has been a waste of space in Thomas Tuchel’s squad since he joined the club in the summer of 2021.

He said this following Chelsea’s Premier League 1-1 draw against Brighton in mid-week.

Niguez has failed to adapt to the Premier League since he joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid.

“I was just looking at the bench today in this covid hit Christmas period. Kepa, Marcos Alonso – who came on – N’Golo Kante, (Trevoh) Chalobah – who’s played well – Saul – who’s been a waste of space since he came in from Spain – Ross Barkley – not a bad squad player – Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz.

“Am I missing something? Where is that lack of squad depth? Lost (Ben) Chilwell to injury as well. You can add players to that. Ruben Loftus-Cheek,” Burley told ESPN.

Chelsea will now take on Liverpool in their next Premier League tie on Sunday.

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