Saul Niguez’s performance against England should have caught the eye of Chelsea

At the age of 31, Cesc Fabregas is reaching the latter stages of his career, which means that Chelsea should be on the lookout for a future replacement.

On Saturday evening, Spain midfielder Saul Niguez showed why he should be considered a target.

The Atletico Madrid star played a vital role in his nation earning a 2-1 victory over England in their Nations League clash at Wembley.

Saul Niguez stats v England

Saul nabbed the equaliser that cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s goal and helped guide La Roja to victory on away soil.

The 23-year-old was heavily involved in the centre of the park as he won more aerial balls than any of his teammates and also created more shots on target than anyone else in a Spain shirt.

Saul also demonstrated his defensive attributes as only Dani Carvajal committed more tackles than the Atletico man.

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Chelsea do have a handful of midfield options, particularly with the summer arrivals of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.

However, Saul – valued at £63m by Transfermarkt – is certainly worth keeping an eye on.

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