Former Chelsea striker, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink doubts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s’ goals will be enough to power Chelsea to the UEFA Champions League title.
The Gabonese international will be hoping to break the hoodoo following his deadline-day move from Barcelona.
However, in a chat with TribalFootball, Hasselbaink has backed Aubameyang to become the first striker at the club since Diego Costa to score more than 20 Premier League goals.
“Aubameyang can score 20 plus goals. Have they got a squad to go and become champions? Not yet.
“Have they got a squad to get in the top four and compete for an FA Cup, or get far in the Champions League? Yes.
“Are they going to win the Champions League? They’re not favourites, I don’t think that they are. But a successful season would be finishing in the top four and winning a cup this year.
“I think he’s going to embrace it and I think Graham Potter will embrace him as well. I don’t see any problem really.
“He has only played two matches. He has not hit the back of the net yet but that will come. you don’t become a bad player overnight.”
Aubameyang playing for Gabon at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Aubameyang was invited to play for Italy U19s after a good season with Dijon, but he debuted for the France under-21 team in February 2009 in a friendly match against Tunisia U21.
Aubameyang was also eligible to play for Spain because he has Spanish nationality. He decided to represent Gabon because his father once captained the team, but he maintains close relationship with Spain and expressed a desire to play in La Liga prior to signing for FC Barcelona.
Aubameyang was born in Laval, France. He is the son of former Gabonese international footballer Pierre Aubameyang and younger half-brother of Catilina and Willy, who have both played for Milan’s youth teams. His mother is Spanish