Chelsea manager Graham Potter has revealed why he substituted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the second half of last night’s Premier League game. Despite coming on as a substitute. first half
Chelsea manager Graham Potter explains his decision to make a substitution. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the second half of last night’s defeat to Manchester City. Although this striker came on as a substitute early on game anyway. The Gabon international shook his head when his number was raised. He appeared to disapprove of the boss’s decision before returning to the bench.
Chelsea were in fine form at home to Manchester City and they almost benefited from a lackluster first-half performance from Pep Guardiola’s side as Ca. Erney Ciukwemega hit the post, with the young midfielder coming on as an early substitute along with Aubameyang after Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic were injured. Cardiola made some small changes. At halftime and City came out looking like a different team. Grealish providing a pass for Riyad Mahrez to score after an hour . He came out again and sent youngsters Omari Hutchinson and Lewis Hall down. But they were unable to equalize. After the UFABET game, Potter spoke about substituting Aubameyang. It was a decision that clearly angered the former Arsenal striker.
“He came on after a minute and hasn’t played for a while,” said Potter. “He works hard for us. And I think he did his part to help the team. He was a little tired. So we think we need a little bit of energy. And the subs brought that down. “I haven’t had time to talk to him in depth. But he understands The players want to help the team. And it was a decision that had to be made. He does everything for the team. That was the decision.”
Aubameyang was signed by former manager Thomas Tuchel in the summer. But the German’s sacking came days later leaving the Gabon striker’s future in doubt. The 33-year-old has scored just one goal in the Premier League this season, with Kai Havertz often used. Mid-range work, although the rate of fire is not very satisfactory. Potter is facing tougher questions after Thursday’s result when Chelsea have picked up just six points from their last 24 matches. will get to the Champions League up to 10 points
“The situation we are in… Thinking about what will happen in the next five months [about qualifying for the Champions League] is the wrong path for us,” he added. “We have to focus on the next game. stay together as a team “No [it’s not good enough] if you just analyze the points by the number of games. It’s hard for me to argue. There are factors you need to consider. That was a narrow defeat against Manchester City, we were narrowly defeated against Arsenal and Newcastle.
Potter also provided an injury update on Christian Pulisic and Raheem Sterling, with the England international being substituted after just five minutes. Which could see him grabbing an Achilles tendon after colliding with John. Stones, meanwhile Pulisic was also substituted after being tackled by Stones in the 22nd minute, also N’Golo Kante (thigh), Reece James (knee), Edouard Mendy (shoulder), Wesley Fofana (knee), Armando Broya (knee), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (ankle), Ben Chilwell. Le (Achilles tendon) and Mason Mount (slightly injured) who were both unable to enter the field before
Potter gives update on Sterling and Pulisic after Man City loss He told beIN SPORTS : “Raheem felt a pain in the back of his leg when he hit his heel, a strange act, a strange feeling. Hopefully he’s all right.” He then told BBC Match of the Day. It’s too early to talk about the injury”. and then with Christian We hope it’s not too serious.”
Former Blues striker Chris Sutton feels Chelsea owner Todd Bohly, who spent around £280m on players in the summer, is running out of patience with Potter at the top. The west London side are 10th in the Premier League table. Premier League and 10 points clear of the top four, the Chelsea head coach, who joined from Brighton in September after replacing Thomas Tuchel, admits he is having a hard time at home. now
Potter told Sky Sports : “It was a much better performance. When you consider everything… Losing Raheem and Pulisic early I am proud of the players in terms of everything they have given. “It’s difficult at the moment, I have to admit. we must stay together It was one of those difficult moments ′′ ′′ for their goal. I think we use too many players to put pressure on them. And then you have to give credit to their quality. I think Kepa and Mark think each other can deal with it ′′ You hope people see all the context and perspectives. and clearly see what we have been through And what do we have to deal with?” “At the same time Emotions skyrocketed. that’s what it is You must weather the storm and be calm. I think the fans appreciate today’s performance. The support for us has been great.”