O’Rourke feels Potter bowed down to calls to play Aubameyang against Spurs
We all know that Aubameyang is not playing regularly at Chelsea. The latest update from Pete O’Rourke is that Graham Potter was pressured into using Aubameyang in the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham last weekend.
The Gabon striker has been left out of Chelsea’s squad on various occasions this season, but Potter decided to bring him back in from the cold for the game against Tottenham.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright thinks his team-mates will be baffled by his exclusion from previous matchday squads.
“I don’t know what’s gone on, but Chelsea need a striker. They’ve got one and he’s not playing,” Wright recently told Premier League Productions (via MailOnline).
“You wouldn’t say it to the manager, but the lads will talk about it. You’d talk to Aubameyang and say, ‘We can’t understand why you’re not playing.’ You’d be saying that to him because the Chelsea players know they need him right now. They’ll be saying that.”
Aubameyang is not getting much of a look-in at Stamford Bridge right now. Potter’s side is already struggling this season with just one win since the new year.
O’Rourke feels Potter bowed down to calls to play Aubameyang against Spurs after leaving him out of Chelsea’s fixtures prior to that.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, the journalist said: “It’s an interesting one this whole Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang situation. He hasn’t been in a lot of matchday squads and then he’s been brought in.
“I think it was Graham Potter maybe bowing down to some calls from people for Aubameyang to be back in the side and obviously Chelsea’s need for goals is pretty evident. I think they’ve scored six goals in their last 15 games in all competitions, which is a staggering stat when you do look at it.”
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