Staff, 2022-11-06 09:34:49,
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was particularly disappointing against his former club Arsenal as the Blues suffered a 1-0 Premier League defeat on Sunday.
- Aubameyang started against Arsenal
- Koulibaly did not play a part
- Partey produced a midfield masterclass
WHAT HAPPENED? The Gunners were the better side in the fixture at Stamford Bridge but they were forced to wait until the second half to score what turned out to be the winner.
An in-swinging corner from Bukayo Saka evaded the entire Chelsea defence before defender Gabriel Magalhaes met the ball at the far post to beat Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
HOW DID AUBAMEYANG TURN UP? The 33-year-old came up against his former employers as a lone striker, with Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount playing behind him.
With Arsenal looking the dominant side in the opening exchanges, Aubameyang had a silent afternoon until the 27th minute when he was booked by referee Michael Oliver following a clumsy challenge on Martin Odegaard.
In total, Aubameyang, who was hoping to haunt his former side at Stamford Bridge, produced one shot on target, zero tackles, zero interceptions, two clearances and made just eight touches before he was withdrawn for Armando Broja in the 64th minute.
He has managed one top-flight goal from six matches since joining Chelsea from Barcelona.
WHAT WAS MENDY’S CONTRIBUTION: 30-year-old Mendy produced a top-class display especially in the first half to keep Chelsea in the game.
Mendy’s best save came in…
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