Football fans denounce Saul Niguez’s Chelsea debut as ‘trash’ and ’embarrassing’ after the hired midfielder was substituted for Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge at halftime
- Saul Niguez was thrown straight in his debut against Aston Villa on Saturday
- He signed for Chelsea from Atlético Madrid on loan on the day of the transfer deadline
- But after a mediocre 45 minutes, he was replaced by Jorginho . at halftime
- And supporters quickly took to social media to show off his first half
Fans have labeled Saul Niguez’s first-half performance “garbage” and “embarrassing” after the Chelsea midfielder was hooked on his debut at halftime.
The Spaniard, who signed from Atletico Madrid on the transfer deadline day, came into direct action against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.
But Niguez, 26, was faint and was sent off for Jorginho by manager Thomas Tuchel during the break – with fans quickly taking to social media to show off his first half.
Saul Niguez was criticized by football fans after a poor first half on his Chelsea debut
Boss Thomas Tuchel took the loaned midfielder from Atletico Madrid away for Jorginho . during halftime
Pundit Graeme Souness said at halftime: “There were four Villa chances and three of them came through Saul.
“Villa has done very well, lots of energy and Tuchel needs to get Saul off for me in the quiet.
“It hasn’t been a good 45 minutes for him. Chelsea will hold the ball better with Jorginho on.”
Fans quickly took to social media to criticize Niguez .’s disappointing first half
Niguez was routinely careless and sloppy in possession, which gave Villa several presentable opportunities, and fans posted their relief after he left the pitch.
One of them said: ‘I haven’t seen many PL debuts in that first half that are worse than Saul’s, I must say’, with another tweet: ‘Saul is living proof how hard it is to just get into the To come into the Premier League and perform straight away…was a mess that first half.”
A third added: a boost to Chelsea as Villa’s best player, Saul Niguez will be substituted at half time,” and another added: Saul will have to buy Mendy and Thiago a beer after this game. They’ve saved him several times. #CHEAVL’.
One fan simply said, ‘Saul disaster class how embarrassing’.
Tuchel had said before the game: “It was pretty easy (giving Saul a debut). He looked sharp and ready in training.
‘N’Golo is out, Jorginho is overloaded from the international break and has many minutes in his legs. Saul is ready to adjust and let’s go.’