Chelsea's striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who had himself been a substitute in their 1-0 Premier League loss to Manchester City on Thursday night, was incensed by manager Graham Potter's choice to replace him.
Raheem Sterling, an England international, was replaced by Aubameyang by Potter after Sterling reportedly injured his hamstring in the first five minutes of the match at Stamford Bridge.
However, the Gabonese star failed to make an impression during the match and was humiliated by being replaced by Omari Hutchinson after 68 minutes as Chelsea sought an equalizer.
As he was being hooked, the dejected former captain of Arsenal was seen shaking his head. As he left the field, he barely acknowledged Potter.
According to Sport, the 33-year-old was "very angry" about the choice.
However, Potter downplayed the incident in his post-match press conference, insisting he was pleased with Aubameyang’s performance and explaining the change was down to the player's recent lack of playing time.
Aubameyang will now hope to start for the Blues when they face Man City in the FA Cup clash on Sunday.
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