Media Watch: Neville praises Saul signing, Pulisic reflects on the Champions League final and Di Matteo impressed by Chelsea’s squad depth

In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Gary Neville hails the loan signing of Saul Niguez and Christian Pulisic looks back at the Champions League final.

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Neville praises Saul signing

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes that the Blues could potentially challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the pundit also praised the loan signing of midfielder Saul Niguez.

‘Saul is just another excellent player,’ Neville said. ‘He’s got massive experience at the top of La Liga, massive experience in the Champions League and at international level.

‘That’s Chelsea’s model and you look at what they’ve done in the transfer window, it’s been another exemplary performance from them.’

The Blues have started the season well and sit joint-second in the league. Thomas Tuchel and Marcos Alonso have also been nominated for player and manager of the month awards.

‘That is a really good team,’ Neville continued. ‘A team that is ready to win more.

‘The addition of Saul along with Romelu Lukaku makes them stronger.’

Pulisic reflects on Champions League win

Blues winger Christian Pulisic has revealed how the squad celebrated after our Champions League win against Manchester City.

Speaking to The Athletic, the American opened up about how big that final was for his career and team.

‘The build-up is so big and nerve-wracking,’ Pulisic said. ‘There’s so much hype around it and the anticipation around it is amazing.

‘When the game finally starts you can relax and get into the moment.’

The winger was influential in the tournament, scoring away and getting an assist at home against Real Madrid.

‘To celebrate, we had a little celebration with family and friends by the hotel,’ he added. ‘We didn’t celebrate fully, but at least we had some fans in Porto.

‘We saw them driving to the game and in the city. We could hear the fans from the balconies in our hotel rooms.’

Di Matteo praises our squad depth

Chelsea legend Roberto Di Matteo believes this Chelsea squad has no weaknesses after watching our start to the season.

Speaking on the Off the Ball podcast, the former Blues boss also praised the strength in depth in our squad ahead of the season.

‘They come with new expectations for the new season,’ Di Matteo said. ‘They look very strong.

‘I watched the first few games this season and they don’t seem to have any weaknesses. They look strong at the back and have plenty of offensive potential upfront.’

The Italian also praised his fellow countryman Jorginho after he won the European double of the Champions League and Euros this summer.

‘He’s the sort of player that is a delight for a manager because he makes the team tick,’ Di Matteo added. ‘He plays one-touch football, and he has very good vision.

‘He always knows where his next pass is before he receives the ball.’

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