Chelsea’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has suggested that he loves starting alongside Mason Mount.
Aubameyang, 33, has settled fairly quickly into life as Chelsea’s new leading striker.
He’s got three goals in five appearances so far this campaign, proving an early success since Graham Potter took charge as Blues manager.
England stars Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling appear to be the preferred starters in Potter’s best XI to complete the front trio.
Mount alongside Aubameyang
Aubameyang has singled out a 23-year-old Chelsea teammate for special praise:
“It is always nice to play with players like Mason. I think we have a great team, I am happy to be here,” Aubameyang said.
Aubameyang is a clinical striker that comes alive in the penalty box, so he obviously wants creative players around him supplying goalscoring chances.
Mount, 23, is someone that’s looked back to his very best in the last few games. He even said this week that it’s been “brilliant” working under Potter.
The attacking midfielder is so intelligent picking up dangerous pockets of space, which will trigger his striker to be on the shoulder of the last defender.
If Aubameyang starts through the centre, it’s very important who Potter picks to play either side of him.
Mount and Sterling have shown they can operate in No.10 positions in pockets behind Aubameyang. The likes of Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Conor Gallagher are great alternatives in those roles, too.
Chelsea need to keep picking up positive results while Potter learns about his squad on the job, something they’re doing with four wins and a draw from five matches.
Potter’s Brighton side were so great to watch without ever scoring as much as they should, but the English coach now has a leading marksman in Aubameyang to deploy.
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