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Chelsea transfer news: Blues have signed "physically and mentally tough" star for Thomas Tuchel

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Journalist Paul Brown has tipped Saul Niguez to turn out to be a great signing for Chelsea.

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After nine successful seasons with Atletico Madrid, where he won both La Liga and the Europa League, the Spanish international made the switch to Stamford Bridge on deadline day on a season-long loan, with an option to buy.

Despite Thomas Tuchel being spoilt for choice in the heart of the Blues midfield, he decided to bring in Niguez to bolster his squad even further as he looks to deliver the Premier League title back to west London.

It's been a difficult start to life at Chelsea for the 26-year-old, though. He started their victory over Aston Villa last weekend but was taken off at half-time after he was comfortably their worst player according to WhoScored, with a rating of just 5.96.1).

Niguez then lost his place in the team for the Blues' Champions League game with Zenit St Petersburg three days later and remained on the bench as Romelu Lukaku's goal got their European campaign off to the perfect start.

Despite his early struggles, which is normal when coming into a new league, Brown is confident the midfielder will prove an inspired signing by Tuchel.

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What did Brown say about Niguez?

"I don't see any reason why he can't be a success. Sometimes people have worried about Spanish players when they come over. Are they ready for the physicality of the league? Will they take a few weeks to get used to that? I don't think for him that will be a big issue.

"I hear a lot about him, he's a tough guy physically and mentally. He's got everything in him to be a success at Chelsea."

Should Chelsea be concerned about Niguez's start?

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Absolutely not. He's played in La Liga for the entirety of his career, so it's hardly surprising that he was given a harsh lesson on his Premier League debut.

But Niguez has shown over the best part of a decade that he's more than good enough to play at the highest level, so once he finds his feet, it's only a matter of time before he starts performing at the required level.

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