Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cut from Chelsea's Champions League squad as Enzo Fernandez, Mudryk and Felix added

Six months after Chelsea paid a 8 figure amount to bring him to Stamford Bridge, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang discovers himself thrust beyond the peripheries of the team. The striker was cut from the list of gamers signed up for the Champions League knockout rounds.

Chelsea were required to trim the numbers they had actually at first signed up at the start of the season to include the brand-new additions protected by the Todd Boehly consortium in a busy January window where they invested an incomprehensible €540 million. Aubameyang discovers himself the fall man having actually not begun for Graham Potter’s side given that November.

The choice might yet show to be the death knell for the 33-year-old forward’s temporary Chelsea profession. In 17 looks for the Blues Aubameyang has actually scored 3 objectives, though 2 of them can be found in Champions League wins over air conditioner Milan in the group phase. It had actually been recommended that the previous Arsenal striker might be on the relocation yet once again last month however, having actually currently bet Barcelona this season, FIFA guidelines successfully avoiding a gamer from betting more than 2 groups in a season left him caught in London limbo.

With Chelsea restricted to 3 brand-new additions to the team in the Champions League, center back Benoit Badiashile, a routine starter given that getting here from Monaco last month, has actually likewise lost out on an area in Potter’s group. Instead it is Joao Felix, Mykhailo Mudryk and Premier League record finalizing Enzo Fernandez who have actually been contributed to the choice. 

Hakim Ziyech, who just lost out on a due date day transfer to Paris Saint-Germain due to problems with documents, stays in the team. United States guys’s nationwide group forward Christian Pulisic, sidelined up until March after suffering an injury, is likewise on the list. Chelsea face Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16, the very first leg of which occurs at the Westfalenstadion on February 15 (you can capture all the Champions League action on Paramount+).

Aubameyang’s lack from the Chelsea team will trigger more concerns over the recruitment strategies of Chelsea’s brand-new owners, who signed the Gabon global on due date day in September as Thomas Tuchel was eager to reunite with a gamer he coached with higher success at Dortmund. Six days later on Tuchel was sacked, a choice that ownership stated they had actually been thinking about for a long time previous to the German’s ultimate termination.

Since then Aubameyang has actually begun simply 4 Premier League video games, the most current a 1-0 defeat versus his previous side Arsenal. He has actually not been called in a beginning XI in any competitors by Potter given that and in a loss to Manchester City last month he was induced in the 5th minute just to be withdrawn simply over an hour later on.

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