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'Potter to blame for Aubameyang's downfall at Chelsea' - Fans urge him to salvage career at Atletico Madrid

3:14 PM SGT 11/1/23
Aubameyang of Chelsea.
The 33-year-old has struggled to earn playtime under the ex-Brighton & Hove Albion coach and fans believe it is time he left Stamford Bridge

Supporters have blamed Graham Potter for the downfall of Chelsea forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and implored the player to sign for Atletico Madrid in the January window.

On Tuesday, reports emerged from Spain that the La Liga outfit have named the 33-year-old Aubameyang as a possible target to replace Joao Felix, who is being linked with a half-season loan deal to Stamford Bridge.

Aubameyang, moved to Chelsea from Barcelona at the start of the season when the Blues were under the tutelage of German Thomas Tuchel, but he has struggled to nail a starting role under Potter, overall managing nine Premier League appearances and scoring one goal.

His last fixture for the Blues was in the 1-0 league defeat against Manchester City on January 5, when he came on for the injured Raheem Sterling but was later withdrawn for Omari Giraud-Hutchinson in the 68th minute.

Aubameyang later missed the trip to face Man City again but in the third-round fixture of the FA Cup where Chelsea suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the Etihad on January 5.

Fans have taken to social media pages to urge the former Arsenal captain to take the Atletico challenge insisting he was being wasted under Potter.

  • Graham Potter Chelsea 2022-23

    Potter behind Auba's woes, should join Atletico

    Aubameyang came to Chelsea because of Thomas Tuchel, but sadly, Tuchel was sacked. Potter hasn't treated Auba fair at all. He has to leave and find a place where he will be adored. - Joseph Quaye

    He should better go to Atletico Madrid rather than suffer in Stamford Bridge. - Manjo Zeno Lendzemo

    Aubameyang's woes and downfall is all because of Potter, he doesn't know where to play Auba. He is the worst coach for Chelsea. - @Vincentbrian

    Potter doesn't know how to use Aubameyang. He prefers Havertz to feature upfront, but no results. - Raksi Gabor

    He did very well during his loan spell at Barcelona. If he goes to Atletico, Barcelona might live to regret it. He is a great finisher when surrounded by great passers of the ball. - Ke Fusi Motaung

  • Diego Simeone 2022-23

    Auba will not survive under Simeone

    This guy simply does not have the work ethic to work under Diego Simeone. - @Selwie

    And you think he can survive Diego Simeone's pressure? If he was that good he would've done well in Chelsea, Simeone wants players with intensity in which Aubameyang is not one, the Jao Felix was struggling though. - Manjo Zeno Lendzemo

    He can't work under Simeone on this one. He will end up fighting the coach and the contract terminated again. One Premier League goal since he arrived at Chelsea?... why go to Chelsea of all teams? Hit back at Arsenal? Now his career is that of a Ghost- we it exists but we can't see it...ohh 🤷🏽‍♂️ - Cornelius M Mainga

    I don't see how he is going to make it under a workaholic coach like Simeone at Atletico Madrid... especially looking at his current poor form... - Trocon Rodney Moore

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Chelsea 2022-23

    Potter should leave Chelsea first, not Auba

    As a Blue fan, I feel for Auba with the kind of football Chelsea is playing💔 and you want him to score? Back passing🙄 In my opinion, he should not leave, let Potter leave first. - Johny Mchelsea

    Auba is not the problem at Chelsea, Potter is the problem and should leave. - Johny Mchelsea

    Aubameyang is okay staying with Chelsea, please. Don't do that you making more harm than before. - Marial Kuoi Mading

    Boehly has set back as a sporting director then fire Potter first, these players are not happy with Potter... - Joseph Mvula

    Don't sell this wonderful player. Potter isn't a good coach...Kai 😭 - Wisdom Obimba

    Nah Auba is good, we just need someone who can feed him the ball. - @OmoAkinduro1

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Barcelona 2021-22

    Auba should return to Barcelona

    Auba performed well because Barcelona's style of play suited him. I think Barcelona is a perfect place to be rather than Atletico Madrid. His agent should work out things for him to move back to Barcelona since Memphis Depay is likely to leave Barcelona. Auba is a good backup for Robert Lewandowski. - Ernest Nana Apraku

    He should not have left Barcelona in the first place, even with Lewandowski present I believe they both could still play together. - Helios Mba

    He's good but he's lost form, what we need now is goal scoring machine. He can go 💁 - Freya Alva Wilson

    I blame him for leaving Barcelona early, he should have stayed for at least three years. - Nnanna Sylvanu

    Aubameyang, please, come back to Barça, we need you more. - Abdul Razak

    I would gladly loan Memphis to Atlético and bring back @Auba from @ChelseaFC if it’s feasible financially. - @SaalimFarahmand

  • Aubameyang 2022-23

    Auba is a waste and finished player

    No team will even take him [Aubameyang] for free. - desmond.ozurumba

    Aubameyung is gone worst player I have seen. - S Max Dias

    This Aubameyang is a finished product. - Lovemore Chiseva

    Aubameyang is a waste, I wonder what is it that Chelsea saw in the guy. He doesn't look serious on the pitch at all and he doesn't show the hunger to score goals. - Lucky Nong

    How many times is this guy going to change teams? He was doing well in Barcelona then they let him go to Chelsea; now he could be leaving back to Spain again?? - Miya Skhindisemfene Mlungisi

    This guy was very good before he came to the Premier League but what went wrong. Is it money, pride, laziness, or what? - Festus Edusah

    He is doing nothing for our club, Chelsea, we need Joao Felix. - @Kevin

  • Aubameyang

    Auba will shine at Atletico

    And he will go on to shine at Atletico Madrid because he will have better players around him. - Victor Luyanda Hlatshaneni

    He will actually suit in La Liga, look at the goals he scored at Barcelona. He will do a Suarez, and Atletico Madrid will like it. - @LiewKianYong2

    Auba should switch to Atletico Madrid, he will flourish there. - @CFC_chico1

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Chelsea 2022-23

    Auba lacking enough playtime at Chelsea

    Aubameyang doesn’t deserve to go, he has not been treated fair, to be honest. I really don’t know what Havertz does in the training ground to gain the coach's opinion but whatever his doing there is definitely not working in the field. Auba was just toyed with. Never given enough time to pick up. - Lindokuhle Shandu

    I’m sad for Aubameyang. Why do we sometimes end the career of some bright players?? - Mama-Ba Humble Wan

    Chelsea wants to end Aubameyang's football career. - Issah Abdul Ganiu


    Auba was a terrible signing for Chelsea

    If true [Atletico moving for Auba], this Aubameyang purchase might have been the worst ever...just like Lukaku deal... clowns are in charge at Chelsea. - @price_t_k

    Was a terrible signing in the first place. Never fit Chelsea's system. The only thing that somewhat made sense was the fact he played for Tuchel in the past. Sacking Tuchel a few days after signing him made it that much more of a head-scratcher. - @PLDraftopia

  • Aubameyang

    Chelsea a confused club

    Chelsea are just a confused club business-wise. How can you have a striker like Aubameyang and still don't know what to do with him? - Toni Spices

    The problem with Chelsea players is that they don't use supplies or forward the ball to strikers everyone wants to score. - Onyi-Don Ezeobi

    Chelsea doesn't know the value of what they have until they lose it. - Musbau Oluomo Atanda

    Let him go, better option, Chelsea is not a good football team, with creative players. - Nana Washington