Marcos Alonso has heaped praise on Saul Niguez and is backing the midfielder to be a big success at Chelsea FC this season.

However, Saul has had several days of training at Cobham alongside Alonso whilst other his other teammates are on international duty.

Alonso knows Saul well from international duty from Spain and he is backing the midfielder to have a big impact at Stamford Bridge this season.

Speaking to Chelsea FC’s website, Alonso said: “I know Saul from the national team, and also we shared a manager from when we were in the Real Madrid academy.

“He’s a great player. His conditions are going to be good for the Premier League. He is strong physically, he is very good in the air, and those are things you need when you move to this league.

“He is ready to kick off and hopefully we can take advantage of his qualities and he will be of great help to the team, because it’s going to be a long year, with a lot of competitions.”

Saul could make his first Premier League appearance for Chelsea FC when the Blues take on Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge.

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