On Tuesday, October 26, the confrontation of Chelsea against Southampton took place in the eighth of the Carabao Cup, Saúl started and played the 90 minutes, for the first time since he arrived in London. After a few good minutes against Malmö, he got his well-deserved reward and fought to prove to Tuchel that he was not wrong in his decision.
The game started a bit lost, but he adapted little by little as the minutes went by, in minute 5 he had one of the clearest chances of the whole game but the visiting goalkeeper managed to avoid it; the second time came in the 73rd minute after Southampton tied the game right out of the second half, but this was not the last clear chance to score for Saúl; this would arrive in the 75th minute hitting the left squad, staying with the honey on the lips. It was a fairly complete game for the Elche and he showed what he is capable of.
The game ended with a distribution of points and they had no choice but to go to penalties, of the 5 that had to be shot, the Spanish footballer did not throw any; the privileged ones were Marcos Alonso, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell and finally Reece James, who scored the blue victory goal.
Great performance from Kepa !!