Chelsea’s new striker will be reunited with his old manager at Stamford Bridge and returns to London with a point to prove
No sooner had Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang touched down in London than he was off again – for a specialist mask fitting in Italy. The new Chelsea striker, who completed his £12m transfer from Barcelona before Thursday night’s deadline, will need one to protect the broken jaw that he suffered at the hands of armed burglars who raided his house last weekend.
What a week it has been for the 33-year-old, with so many emotions, majoring on the terrifying ordeal that the thugs inflicted on him, his wife and their children. Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea manager, has promised him “all the help and support we can give”.