Thomas Tuchel has provided an approximate timetable for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Chelsea debut.
At the end of deadline day, the Gabon striker completed his return to the Premier League, less than a year after leaving for La Liga, with Marcos Alonso moving the other way to Barcelona.
Aubameyang was injured last week while defending his family from intruders. Although the damage isn’t severe, he is travelling to Milan to get a mask fitted to hasten the process of getting him back into contact training.
“We try with a mask. It depends a little bit on what the specialists say who create the mask for him. And then how he adapts to the mask,” Tuchel said at a press conference on Friday.
“So maybe it could be Tuesday, although maybe this is very soon. So maybe it’s Fulham, maybe it is a week later.
“The very latest is after the national break, but we try to push things and Auba is happy to push things. He is out there now at the specialist to get his mask done and then he tries, I think, Sunday in training.”
Chelsea spent a whopping £273.5 million on nine senior players over the summer, a football record for a single transfer window.