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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s debut as a Chelsea player may not have gone the way he expected, but the striker says he is already enjoying working under Graham Potter.



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s debut as a Chelsea player may not have gone the way he expected, but the striker says he is already enjoying working under Graham Potter.







Aubameyang moved from Barcelona to Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day but only had the chance to play one game under his former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel before parting ways with the German.

Potter was quickly installed as the new head coach and against RB Salzburg last Wednesday, Aubameyang bowed out at home the night Potter first took charge of the Blues.

“He’s a really positive person,” Aubameyang said of Potter.

‘He’s a great character. We will try to learn with him, and win as quickly as possible. It will be easy to adapt. His ideas are very clear.

“It’s been a weird few weeks for all of us, I think, not just me. It’s part of life. Everyone knows the relationship I had with Thomas. It’s sad when someone leaves a club, but that’s football. You have to adapt quickly to different times of a season.

“It’s a bit sad, but I hope better days are coming. When you play for Chelsea you need results as soon as possible.

Aubameyang’s whirlwind start to life in west London was intensified by the mask he has to wear to deal with a facial injury sustained in a horrific attack at his home towards the end of his time at Barcelona.

The Gabonese played around an hour in his first two appearances for the Blues and gave an update on his injury status after Wednesday’s frustrating draw.

“I need more time,” he said.

“I’m not 100% fit. It’s not easy playing with a mask and with an injury, but I hope I will get 100% as soon as possible.