'He will love': Hasselbaink predicts that Graham Potter is going to really like Chelsea attacker
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says new Chelsea boss Graham Potter will love using Blues attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Despite the fact Thomas Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea only a couple of days ago, the club moved swiftly to bring in a new man at the helm.
The London club successfully grabbed highly rated Englishman Graham Potter from Brighton, who’s become the new head coach at Stamford Bridge.
All eyes are on him to see how he copes with his first real step up to a European giant.
Hasselbaink says Potter will love Aubameyang
Many Chelsea fans are curious to see what happens with their new striker Aubameyang, who joined late in the summer window to form a reunion with his former manager Tuchel. However, it turns out it was only the briefest of reunions following the change of management.
Hasselbaink thinks that Aubameyang is someone that new coach Potter will look forward to working with.
The 33-year-old forward has proven in his career he can be a top goalscorer in various top divisions, including in the Premier League.
There’s some question marks over his character following the way he left Arsenal, though.
“I think he (Potter) will love Aubameyang. I think he will try to make it work the way he wants to work. Aubameyang can score goals. He can win matches, that’s what managers want. I don’t think that there’s going to be a problem there. For Aubameyang, he needs to produce,” Hasselbaink said.
Potter has shown he likes playing with at least one out-an-out striker, sometimes even two depending on the system.
Every Premier League boss will want someone you can bank on to score, so one of Potter’s biggest challenges is to try find the Aubameyang that is capable of scoring big numbers.