It was the match where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was substituted from the 5th minute, after Raheem Sterling’s injury. However, he had only 14 touches before being withdrawn from the field in the 68th minute.
Discussing Aubameyang’s form on the BBC, former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton said: “Aubameyang doesn’t seem to want to be here tonight.”
“…I wonder if Graham Potter is thinking, how can I use Aubameyang again in a Chelsea shirt, after he’s played so badly. I’m always cautious when criticizing players. players lack effort or have poor body language but Aubameyang is absolutely the epitome of that.”
“I think he looks bad, hopeless and doesn’t give enough. He looked disinterested and I doubt that Graham Potter would think, oh my god, he’ll never play for Chelsea again, if I were to manage the team.”
It must also be added that, Chelsea have lost their 6th game of the season and have only won 1 of the last 8 matches in the Premier League. That poor form made them drop to 10th place in the rankings.
Crouching Dragon | 09:57 January 6, 2023