Former Chelsea captain claims in-form Chelsea player could be a waste of time

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Former Chelsea midfielder Andy Townsend, has claimed that Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be a ‘waste of time’ at times.

Townsend looked back at Aubameyang’s days at Arsenal, and claimed that the former Gunner used to stroll through games at times.

According to Townsend, while Aubameyang would guarantee you goals, he tends to be lazy upfront at times.

Townsend then claimed that he’d like to see what happens if Aubameyang faces a challenge for his spot at Chelsea.

“Let’s be honest he was playing walking football by the end of his time there [at Arsenal],” Townsend told talkSPORT.

“Every time I watched him I used to think ‘you don’t run around’. He’s a great goalscorer with a fantastic record I understand all of that.

“But if you don’t charge around you’re a waste of time in modern day Premier League football.

“Now, what will define Aubameyang for him at Chelsea as an older player if he gets left out.

“I’d be very interested to see the reaction. And he will get left out. There might be a point where things aren’t going great.

“Graham Potter might want to shake things up and he might think he needs a little bit more energy up top.

“I think he’s important for them because he’s a goalscorer but I wonder how it’ll be if it goes in the other direction.”