Ikpeba Says Aubameyang Should Be Leading Chelsea's Attack and Not Havertz

Ikpeba Says Aubameyang Should Be Leading Chelsea's Attack and Not Havertz

  • Victor Ikpeba has explained that he is worried about Gabonese striker Aubameyang not leading Chelsea's attack
  • The former Nigerian forward made it clear that Aubameyang should be playing active football for the Blues
  • Ikpeba says he respects Havertz as he added that the German should be playing from the wings at Chelsea

Former Super Eagles forward Victor Ikpeba has expressed dissatisfaction over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang not leading the attack for Chelsea this season in all competitions.

Ikpeba stated emphatically that he is worried about the Gabonese not striking for the Blues claiming that Havertz should not be leading the attack for the Stamford Bridge landlords.

Chelsea have not been having their campaign rosy this season in the Premier League which has put manager Potter under serious pressure.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Havertz, Ikpeba, Chelsea
Victor Ikpeba says Aubameyang should be leading Chelsea attack and not Havertz. Photo by Charlotte Wilson
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Potter is finding it hard to change the fortune of the Blues and many fans are even upset and fear they might not qualify for next season's Champions League.

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According to the report on Complete Sports, Ikpeba explained that Havertz should be played from the wings at Chelsea.

Statement made by Ikpeba

“I have my doubts, I have worries. A team that has Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang I don’t understand why he does not play.
“Kai Havertz, with due respect to him, isn’t a striker. He can play from the wings.''

Chelsea are currently occupying ninth position on the Premier League table with 30 points after 21 games.

The Blues will be facing West Ham United in their next Premier League game on Saturday, 11 February.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang snubbed

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s career hit a new low after he was omitted from Chelsea’s Champions League squad for the knockout stages.

Graham Potter appeared to have left out the former Arsenal man to pave way for the new Chelsea signings Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk and Joao Felix, who all made the list.

Defender Benoit Badiashile was also missing from the squad.

Aubameyang was also snubbed from the matchday squad in Chelsea’s Premier League encounter against Fulham, further fueling speculation that he is surplus to requirements at the club.

Source: Sports Brief News