Chelsea beat Tottenham 2-0 in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final which took place at Stamford Bridge last night.
An early goal from Kai Havertz and a Ben Davies own goal later in the first half was enough for the Blues as they take one step further to another trophy under Thomas Tuchel.
Several Chelsea players were impressive last night and most notably was Spanish midfielder Saúl Niguez who joined on loan from Atletico Madrid last summer.
Saúl struggled almost throughout the first half of the season but last night in what was probably his best performance in a Chelsea shirt, the Spaniard dominated the midfield with his one touch passing while making the most touches and interceptions plus a 100% passing accuracy in the match.
Chelsea fans were no doubt delighted. Check below for some classy comments the Blues faithful made on Twitter.
If Saul rediscovers the form he showed at Atletico Madrid then we won't need to spend a huge sum of money on Declan Rice or Tchouameni.— Ifeanyichukwu ☢️ (@Myka_veli) January 5, 2022
Prime Saul has arrived. What a fucking performance— 🧙♂️ (@CFCLamps_) January 5, 2022
His best performance in the blue shirt. Hopefully he keeps it up in the coming games!! Want him to beat the critics!— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@_AsiwajuLerry) January 5, 2022
I think every Chelsea fan can agree with me that Saul Niguez has been brilliant with his one touch pass in the first half?— Gabby®️ (@CFCGabby) January 5, 2022
Saul Niguez, nice to finally meet you.— Adam Newson (@AdamNewson) January 5, 2022
Wow. Saul, honestly. Looks like a Spanish international again!— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) January 5, 2022
That was a great performance by Saul. He’s really better than all of Man Utd midfielders and it’s not even debatable 👍🏼— Ｓｔｉｃｋｙ💙🇬🇭💙 (@Quame_1166) January 5, 2022
Totally bossed thd midfield. Hopefully we see more of performances like the one we saw today 💙— Chelsea Babe🇿🇦 (@Boitumelo_MB) January 5, 2022
Make sure you give Saul the best Paella he’s ever had in his life after this game @ChelseaFC.— Hajir🇸🇪 (@HajirFT) January 5, 2022
This is the best I've seen of Saul in a Chelsea jersey. His one touch passes with Jorginho 🔥🤤🤤— Chelsea Babe🇿🇦 (@Boitumelo_MB) January 5, 2022
Saul is cooking their midfield 😭— GE ✍️ (@GegenpressEra) January 5, 2022