Chelsea Forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has been left out of the Blue’s UEFA Champions League squad for the quarter finals. Graham Potter, the manager of Chelsea claims that the striker has “done nothing wrong at all”.
The 33-year-old scored two goals while starting all six group games, but he hasn’t gotten the nod since November 6.
Meanwhile, new signings Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk and Joao Felix are all included.
“Pierre’s a professional and I understand he will be disappointed. It was a tough decision,” said Potter.
“We had three coming in and two had to go out. He was the one that has missed out. It’s absolutely nothing bad against him. He has done nothing wrong at all.”
Aubameyang was left out of their squad for Friday’s 0-0 Premier League draw with Fulham, with 20-year-old January signing David Datro Fofana coming on in the second half.
“We wanted to give David some game time today to see where he is at,” said Potter. “Pierre’s just unfortunate and he will be fighting for his place for the rest of the season.
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“He has handled it very well and trained today fantastically which is what I’d expect. He’s been a top, top guy for us.”
France defender Benoit Badiashile, a £35m January signing, also misses out of the Champions League squad.
England Under-21s winger Noni Madueke, a recent £30.7m acquisition from PSV Eindhoven and fellow new arrivals Andrey Santos and Fofana were also excluded.
However, Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, whose proposed loan move to Paris St-Germain fell through, does retain a place in Potter’s squad, with clubs only permitted to register a maximum of three new players for the remaining matches in this term’s competition.
Chelsea travel to German club Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday, 15 February (21:00GMT+1).