Chelsea fans sharpen knives for one player after awful first half against Zenit

Chelsea struggle in Russia

Chelsea headed to St Petersburg to take on Zenit in their final Champions League group game, knowing that they would need to match Juventus’s result against Malmo in order to qualify as group winners.

Despite a swathe of injuries, Thomas Tuchel named a strong side, with Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku both returning to the starting lineup, and Reece James trialled in central midfield.

Your Chelsea side tonight! 👊@ParimatchGlobal | #ZenChe

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 8, 2021

And while Timo Werner fired them into an early lead, goals from Claudinho and Azmoun ensured that it was the Russian side that headed into the break in front

For Blues fans, however, one man once again stood out for all the wrong reasons.

Better haul Saul

The man in question? Saul Niguez.

The Spaniard was loaned to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid, but has failed to impress yet, and has been hauled off at half time in both of his Premier League outings thus far.

And, judging by his performance in the first half, it is only a lack of alternatives that will stop him being hooked again.

Safe to say, the Spaniard is not flavour of the month with Chelsea fans, who took to Twitter to make their feelings clear.

Saul Niguez. Chelsea’s worst ever football player

— WDS (@Wds_CFC) December 8, 2021

Saul Niguez is shite

— Steven (@Triller_1) December 8, 2021

Saul Niguez doesn’t have long left in this sport

— ‏ً (@JAYL1B) December 8, 2021

I feel bad for Saul Niguez, that kidney injury has dusted him.

— Paddy Keogh (@OddsOnFPL) December 8, 2021

Saul Niguez is dreadful

— Adan (@Arsenal357) December 8, 2021

Even Saul Niguez at LWB is shite , just ship that man back to Spain in January.

— – Gadget Plug 🔌 (@OlayinkaSuraj) December 8, 2021

The only position Saul Niguez is good at is Left Back on the plane to Spain!

— WDS (@Wds_CFC) December 8, 2021

Chelsea, as usual, fucking collapse! We’re actual pish! The sooner Saul Niguez goes back to Atletico, buy a world class centre-back and striker, sell Barkley and Loftus-Cheek and recall Gilmour back, the better!

— MR CHELSEA (@jacobnnie) December 8, 2021

Ross Barkley and Saul Niguez play football like oompa loompaas

— Marvellous (@Marve1_1_ous) December 8, 2021

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