Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified Saul Ñíguez as the player that will be important to the Blues squad.
Tuchel also praised Saul for his recent performances for Chelsea, adding that he sees more confidence in him.
Saul featured in Chelsea’s victories against Tottenham and Chesterfield recently.
The Spanish midfielder joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid last summer.
“I think he will be an important player for us and I hope so as well,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying when asked of Saul’s importance to the team right now.
“The game against Tottenham was a huge step forward for Saul and he showed what he can do with his abilities.
“Against Chesterfield, he was part of a strong squad. Okay, it was against a fifth division side so there was no need for us to be overrun in midfield, but he still did well with his performance.
“I see more confidence in him with each game, he is in good shape and his adaptation to the way we play has gone further from before.”