FRONT flipping forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is known for wearing marvel masks during his goal celebrations – but now he will require a different kind of mask.
Chelsea's deadline day signing is set to represent the Blues for the first time in their Champions League opener TONIGHT against Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb.
And other than the colour of his jersey, Aubameyang will have a new look to him.
Find out the reason below.
Why is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wearing a mask?
Aubameyang, 33, suffered a broken jaw when four armed burglars terrifyingly broke into his Barcelona home last month.
The criminals completely ransacked the property – making off with jewellery.
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And the former Arsenal skipper was smashed on the chin with an iron bar whilst trying to protect his family from the robbers.
It was first claimed that Aubameyang would be out of action for a number of weeks.
However, the Gabon striker was spotted training for the first time with his new team mates.
What has Thomas Tuchel said?
Pierre wore a black, full-face covering which was made-to-measure by a specialist company in Milan during his first training session with Chelsea.
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But Thomas Tuchel has revealed that the injury has not side-tracked Aubameyang's determination of wanting to score goals.
The Blues boss said: “He has taken care with his recovery. We have been able to bring everybody to do our last training here in Zagreb.
“He has had a test with the mask, trained normally and so if everything goes well he will be available.
“He is very ambitious, very focused and hungry to play for us and to prove a point.
When will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang be making his debut?
- Chelsea's visit to Dinamo Zagreb will get underway from 5.45pm UK time TONIGHT – Tuesday, September 6.
- The game will take place at the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb, Croatia.
- The clash will be the first time Chelsea and Dinamo Zagreb have ever played each other.
- BT Sport 4 is scheduled to be showing the entire action LIVE or subscription holders of BT Sport can head to the app.
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