Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang told the biggest challenge that he may fail at Chelsea
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been set a test by a former Chelsea star.
Former Chelsea midfielder Andy Townsend doubts whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will beat the test of being avoided with regard to Graham Potter’s side. Aubameyang has been in fine structure for his new club but Townsend can’t see everything being plain cruising.
Chelsea marked the forward from Barcelona on move cutoff time day in the mid year. He had an effective short spell at the Nou Camp following his sharp takeoff from Arsenal in January.
Aubameyang scored his most memorable Blues goal in the win at Precious stone Castle recently and has gotten in every one of his two appearances since. He assisted Graham With pottering’s side beat AC Milan two times and move top of their Bosses League bunch.
But Townsend doesn’t know the inspiration Aubameyang will endure forever and has addressed how he will respond when Potter turns his beginning XI. The savant said on talkSPORT: “Can we just be real for a minute, he was playing like strolling football toward the finish of his time at Arsenal.
“Every time I used to watch him I used to think ‘he doesn’t run around’. Great goalscorer, fantastic record, understand all of that.
“But unless you want to charge about with it, you’re a waste of time in modern day Premier League football. What will define Aubameyang for him at Chelsea, as an older player, if he gets left out, I will be very interested to see his reaction.
“He will get left out. There will come a point where things aren’t going great and Graham might want to shake things up.
“He might think he needs a little bit more energy up the top line. I think he’s important for them, but I’m intrigued to know how it will go if it goes in the other direction.”
Aubameyang arrived at Chelsea with a fractured jaw after he was assaulted by armed robbers at his home in Barcelona shortly before he made the move to west London. Potter says the 33-year-old has been working his way back to full fitness and is delighted with his progress.
Potter said: “No, we’ve not done anything special, it’s all down to him. He has been building his fitness up. He had a difficult summer.
“So it’s been a case of building up his match minutes. The more he gets, the stronger he gets… and the more we understand him, the more he understands us.
“Everyone knows his quality and it’s great for him. He looks like he is enjoying his football and scoring goals is important.”