Having played full 90 minutes in only 2 out of his last 10 matches for modest Villarreal, some Super Eagles fans are starting to wonder whether it would be better for Samuel Chukwueze to be coming off the bench in a more higher profile club. Writing on social media, a Super Eagles fan said: "Instead of Samuel Chukwueze to be benched in Villarreal let him go to bigger clubs like Liverpool or barca. it will be better than a small club like Villarreal to bench our key player." He goes on to write: "how many players in Villarreal have the strength and skills like chukwueze in Villarreal. It's like they wnts him to lose form before the world cup because they have seen the fire in him." Another fan responding to this post sounded a note of caution by saying: "Only Nigerians would be crying that a 20-year old plays 61 mins per game. Give the guy time to develop into the star that we believe he is. He hasn't outperformed Villarreal by any standards" The 20 year old Super Eagles winger has played 23 out of 24 games for Villarreal this season with 8 of those being for full 90 minutes. He has 3 goals and 3 assists to his name whilst been currently rated 6.8/10 for his performances thus far this season by sofascore.com. He was linked Champions League holders Liverpool in the transfer window just gone.