Potter explains why Aubameyang was removed from Chelsea’s Champions League squad
Graham Potter has served an explanation on why Gabonese footballer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was removed from Chelsea’s Champions League Squad.
Aubameyang’s name was omitted from the list of players for Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund. Three new signings for the club were added to the new list. This has led to speculation of a rift between him and Potter.
Addressing reporters after the Premier League match against Fulham which ended 0-0, Potter stated that Aubameyang did nothing wrong.
The Chelsea coach said;
“I don’t think it’s going to be difficult because Pierre is a professional. He was the one that missed out, he’s done nothing wrong at all. We wanted to give David some time today. Whichever decision there was always going to be a debate. It was my decision, a tough decision.
“Nothing bad against him I understand his disappointment but I’ve got a responsibility to make these decisions and articulate them to the player. He handled it well and trained well today… Yes [he can fit in the system], everything is up for grabs and needs to train like today. Everything is up for grabs.”
Aubameyang has scored just three times in the 17 appearances he has made for the Blues since his arrival from Barcelona in September.