Meet other Blues players who had a poor debut like Saul but later became star players at Chelsea
Saul Niguez was thrown straight into the Chelsea starting lineup against Aston Villa
However, it is safe to say that he had a debut to forget.
The 26 years old Spanish midfielder played a disappointing first game at Stamford Bridges
It is already looking likely that he will struggle to adapt to the physical style of English football.
He looked weak and indecisive whenever he had the ball before he was rightly substituted at halftime.
A lot of fans are already writing him off after his performance against Aston Villa but it is worth noting that Saul
His not the first Chelsea player who perform badly in his first game for the club.
Many other players who performed badly on their debut went on to become important players for the club
Below, we will be having a look at two other Chelsea who had a poor debut like Saul in recent years but went on to become important players for the club
Kai Havertz made a big-money move to Chelsea last summer and his first game at the club was probably worst than that of Saul.
His first match in a Chelsea shirt came against Brighton in the opening week of last season Premier League campaign.
While Chelsea won the game 3-1 all thanks to a penalty and two other lucky goals
Havertz had an underwhelming game and he was substituted in the 79th minute of the game.
The young German midfielder was so poor in his first few games at Chelsea that he once pass the ball to one of the assistant referees in the touchline under no pressure from an opposition player but he is now a key player for the club.
The highlight of his Chelsea career was scoring the only goal of the game to give the club their second Champions League trophy.
- Thiago Silva
Another player in the current Chelsea squad who had a debut to forget is Thiago Silva
The Brazilian captained the club on his first Chelsea game, which was against West Brom
Moreover, he also had a disappointing first 45 minutes in English football.
Silva made a couple of errors that allowed West Brom to storm into a 3-0 lead in the first half
Although, Chelsea scored 3 goals in the second half to draw the game.
It was an underwhelming debut from the 36 years old defender on an individual level.
Thiago Silva recovered from his bad start to become a key player at Chelsea
he was even rewarded with a new contract at the end of last season.