Thomas Tuchel believes Saul has improved a lot lately.
The 27-year old midfielder has struggled to make an impact since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in the summer.
Although he started Chelsea’s last two cup games against Tottenham and Chesterfield.
Tuchel believes the Spaniard is having more impact recently than his game earlier this season.
‘I think he will be an important player for us and I hope so as well,’ Tuchel said.
‘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 overran 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.
‘You can see this in his game now. He is more open, he understands the language better now and these are all important things to consider when talking about Saul and how much he has improved recently.
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