Chelsea star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been warned he is facing the same problem that Romelu Lukaku suffered during his second stint at Stamford Bridge. The Belgian was signed from Inter Milan for £97.5million but failed to impress and was subsequently loaned back to the Serie A side this summer, while the Blues brought in Aubameyang from Barcelona to replace him.
The Gabon striker has scored three times for his new club since the ex-Arsenal man made the move back to London with Chelsea, but there have been questions since Graham Potter took over from Thomas Tuchel regarding the Blues’ potency up front. Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf believes that a lack of service has been plaguing Chelsea for three years, and both Lukaku and Aubameyang have been a victim of it.
“It’s been the same problem for the last three years, providing a supply line to allow someone to consistently score goals,” Leboeuf told Fair Betting Sites. “They’ve tried Lukaku and it didn’t work out and now it’s Aubameyang but the problem is that they don’t consistently serve them because the football they play is more horizontal passes and keeping possession rather than trying to score goals quickly like Liverpool do for example.
“You would think with Reece James and Ben Chilwell they would swing in a lot of dangerous crosses, although they’ve both suffered injuries and that hasn’t helped, but it seems that Aubameyang is suffering in the same way that Lukaku did with a lack of service.”