Saul Niguez has been trained with his team-mates for the first time, as Thomas Tuchel’s men put through their paces at Cobham on Thursday afternoon ahead of Aston Villa clash.
The 26-year-old centre-midfielder joined the European champions from Atletico Madrid on deadline day on a season-long loan deal with options of buy next summer.
Saul, who made 342 appearances, with 42 goals and additional of 22 assists for Atletico, become Blues’ third summer signing following the arrival of third-choice goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli from Fulham and the club-record purchase of Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
After signed for Chelsea on Tuesday evening, Saul unable to flying to London on that day because of documentary paper need to sign with Atletico before take jet to England.
However, the Spain international arrived at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and conducted series of medical test before finally unveil same evening to Blues fans across the continent.
On Thursday, Saul appeared at Cobham training base alongside the rest of Thomas Tuchel’s squad, who aren’t take part in current international duty, with started on Wednesday evening.
The Spain International trained alongside Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso, Trevoh Chalobah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Ross Barkley and Malang Sarr.
Saul alongside the named were mentioned above will continue series of training session at Cobham before the rest of Tuchel’s squad who went on International duty return next week Wednesday.
The Blues, then will focus on Saturday’s Premier League clash against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, as they aiming of bounce back to winning ways after 1-1 draw at Liverpool last Saturday.
Chelsea have sitting fourth on league standings after first two of their domestic league before draw against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Anfield stadium last Saturday.