'Exceptional': Scott Minto amazed by Chelsea attacker vs Dinamo Zagreb

'Not seen him work this hard before': Scott Minto blown away by 'exceptional' Chelsea player in 2-1 win tonight

Scott Minto thinks Chelsea’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was brilliant during his latest performance for the club.

Chelsea returned to winning ways tonight by beating Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 in the Champions League group stages.

Despite the fact the Blues had already secured top spot in Group E, it felt an important match on Wednesday night to bounce back from the weekend’s defeat to Brighton.

Bruno Petkovic actually put the visitors ahead at Stamford Bridge with his 7th minute header for Dinamo Zagreb.

However, Raheem Sterling was back in the goals shortly after the opener with a tidy left-footed finish to equalise.

Denis Zakaria, who was making his Chelsea debut, scored the eventual winning goal on the half hour mark with a powerful low finish from inside the box.

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Aubameyang against Dinamo Zagreb

Minto highlighted Aubameyang for individual praise for his contribution in midweek on the European stage. In particular, he loved his work rate and energy.

The 33-year-old attacker went close to scoring in the second period with an effort that fired off the crossbar. He was involved in the build up for the opening goal, too.

His night ended in the 64th minute when he was substituted off by Graham Potter, who perhaps had one eye on this weekend’s league match against Arsenal.

Minto was left really impressed by Aubameyang’s overall contribution despite the fact he didn’t score.

“His movement has been exceptional and he has been tracking back tirelessly. I’ve not seen him work this hard before. I think he’s ready for the game on Sunday… who’s it against?” he told talkSPORT during the second-half of Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb.

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Aubameyang wasn’t able to add to his tally of three goals for the season, but there were a lot of positive signs from him this evening.

Jason Cundy was left really surprised when the forward didn’t start against Brighton.

It would be a surprise if he’s left out of the starting line-up for the next league match against Arsenal, though.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.