Chelsea’s squad depth in every position allows them to battle on all fronts. When the ties originally surfaced, it was difficult to be a big fan of the potential Saul move, but as time has passed, it’s become clearer. By bringing in the Spaniard on loan, the club is able to provide the midfielder cover they require while also giving Chelsea the option to buy him or someone else next summer. Under Thomas Tuchel, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Nemanja Matic will all battle for two spots at No.10 at Stamford Bridge.
So far this season, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount have impressed, although Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic both missed preseason due to injuries. Romelu Lukaku is the window’s most important addition, and he, together with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, is ready to lead the charge for the Blues.