Chelsea boss Graham Potter has explained why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wasn’t part of the squad for the 4-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester City.
Chelsea suffered our second loss to City in four days, having lost 1-0 in the Premier League on Thursday and 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Fans had questioned whether Aubameyang’s performance against Manchester City on Thursday was the reason why he was excluded from Potter’s team on Sunday. However, the Chelsea boss set the record straight.
Potter said: “Auba felt pain in his back ahead of this one. Christian [Pulisic] just opened up his knee in the game the other day, we’re still analysing it but it’s going to be weeks for him.
“Raheem [Sterling] had an action in the first minute of the game, he felt something in his hamstring, and we’re still analysing that, no timescale yet.”