Chelsea better off without Aubameyang – Warnock

Chelsea better off without Aubameyang – Warnock
Chelsea player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 10, 2023. 12:00

Former Premier League manager Neil Warnock believes Chelsea would be better off without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabonese striker missed the Blues’ 4-0 humbling against Manchester City in the FA Cup this past weekend, having failed to make an impact against the same team in a league clash last Thursday.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter revealed that ‘Auba’ missed the cup tie due to a back injury, but Warnock told talkSPORT that the team would be better off without the Gabonese in the squad at all.

“I just think with him sometimes, you get players like that and you are better off without them,” said Warnock.

“They’re short of strikers but it’s one of those things. Young manager, he’s not been in the game all that long Graham.

“People like him, I mean they are after themselves really, they look after themselves as players and they’ll throw the manager under the bus rather than take any blame.

“It’s one of them things, he just has to get on with him and deal with it.

“It’s similar to what’s happened with Ronaldo at Man United. I said in pre-season they should let him go quickly because he’s going to upset everything else.

“That’s no disrespect to how he was as a player, it’s just personality wise.

“I don’t think he’ll [Aubameyang] ever change; you know from Arsenal to Chelsea, now he looks the same type of player. On his day, as good as you’ll see, but his days are few and far between.”

Chelsea will hope to return to form when they face derby rivals Fulham in a Premier League clash at Craven Cottage on Thursday evening.

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