Good afternoon Chelsea fans, well, depending on where you are in the world. Here in sunny England, we are eagerly anticipating the start of a new Premier League season which begins tomorrow, Friday. I am quite sure the Blues camp is full of excitement amongst the players, too. In spite of missing out on certain targets, there have been a couple of astute reinforcements to the senior team in Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly. The addition of several of the most promising up-and-comers on the scene helped too. Those prospects include midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa, along with Gabriel Slonina, a goalkeeper who was immediately loaned back to Chicago Fire.
Everton are the initial foe of the 2022/23 English top-flight; the match shall be contested at Goodison Park on Saturday at 5:30pm BST. In the previous campaign the Toffees struggled massively, only just escaping relegation. Despite the calibre of a manager like Frank Lampard, and Carlo Ancelotti before the Chels’ legend, the famous Merseyside club’s hierarchy have been mismanaging in a number of vital areas for quite a few years. Thomas Tuchel and his men will be particularly confident of their capacity to claim three points in the opener, in order to gain a solid foundation for the term.
Chelsea consider Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bid, ex-Arsenal man open to transfer
Yes, the above is a startling subheading for you to digest. I’ll just allow the update to settle for a moment. Right, if everybody has wiped up the coffee they accidentally lost, I’ll proceed to analyse the fresh speculation. Basically the West London outfit are now linked with Aubameyang, and sources pumping out information are very credible.
At present, the former Gunners man is with Barcelona – whose business just happens to be almost entirely and directly intertwined with CFC’s this summer – and is probably angling for a departure before the transfer windows ends. Reasons for the Gabonese striker looking to leave are very straightforward and completely understandable: Barca have signed fellow veteran goalscorer Robert Lewandowski, and ‘Auba’ is falling down the pecking order.
Lewandowski is arguably going to be the first choice selection to lead the Blaugrana front line; the Spanish side typically deploy a solo hitman fronting their attack force. Furthermore, The Telegraph claim the Spaniards are attempting to remove some undervalued high wages from their bill. In addition, the outlet declare that a low transfer fee is probable.
Matt Law confirms Blues interest, though at this stage that is all. Whether or not the possibility of a move pleases supporters, on the whole, remains to be seen. Obviously AFC are fierce London rivals to CFC, therefore formerly iconic players of disliked clubs are often unwanted by the faithful.
So that suggestion that Aubameyang is “interested” in signing for Chelsea will surprise or even shock some observers. Additionally, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that talks have begun on the player’s side; Barca are yet to receive an offer, says the Italian journalist.
Would Aubameyang be a good signing for Tuchel? Placing past allegiances to one side, he is now 33, which doesn’t necessarily mean he can’t perform in the EPL yet means a short contract is necessary. But acquiring an interim centreforward with high salary may not be the solution with Kai Havertz and Armando Broja around. Looking elsewhere for a future No.9 remains the best option.
Disciplinary, immaturity and egotistical issues are cited for the ex-Gabon international’s departure from The Emirates Stadium. Those aspects are the last things Tuchel needs whilst rebuilding a contemporary team; nevertheless, the former would fit the general system. While Aubameyang’s talent and continued scoring is undoubted, this potential deal is doubtful and possibly unwise.