Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has found opportunities hard to find under new manager Graham Potter at Stanford Bridge.
Despite the January transfer window being closed, he might have joined the MLS side Los Angeles FC. The offer didn’t interest the attacker much and Aubameyang will fight for his place for the rest of the season. Due to a lack of goals at the club, the striker has found his life hard in the Premier League.
David Datro Fofana started against Southampton, last weekend but only lasted for 45 minutes. The Ivorian has been rated higher than Aubameyang in recent times.
However, when Potter was enquire about Aubameyang’s return to first-team action, he said:–
“He is competing for a place in the squad. Good response to the situation we’ve been in. He is available for selection.”
AUBAMEYANG HAS A GREAT RECORD AGAINST TOTTENHAM
The Gabonese international has good numbers against rivals Tottenham Hotspur F.C. as the striker scored eight goals in 12 games across all competitions which includes four Derby goals for Arsenal in Premier League.
Aubameyang haven’t found his feet running at Stanford Bridge since new players were signed in January. The inclusion of Mykhailo Mudryk, and João Felix in the team has decreased his playing time for Potter’s side. However, Chelsea might need a finisher against Tottenham as they have tough to find the back of the net in recent times.
Despite all the fire-power the Blues have, Aubameyang can play a crucial role, this weekend and Potter should definitely give him a chance against Tottenham.
POTTER PRAISED AUBAMEYANG’S WORK ETHICS
When Potter was asked about whether Aubameyang in his scheme of plans for the future, he replied:-
“Of course, Pierre [Emerick Aubameyang] is in our squad. He remains an important player for us. He’s worked hard. He knows the situation at the moment.
“Nothing’s set in stone. His attitude has been really, really good. We’ll make an assessment as we go forward.”
However, with Chelsea struggling in recent times, Aubameyang might get a chance to change their fortune.
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