Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang STARTS for Chelsea as he makes debut in Champions League and will wear mask to protect jaw

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PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG will make his Chelsea debut TONIGHT in opposition to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.

The former Barcelona and Arsenal ahead, 33, signed for the Blues on deadline day however was unavailable for the weekend’s win over West Ham.

Tuchel has named Aubameyang in his starting line-up for Tuesday night's clash

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Tuchel has named Aubameyang in his beginning line-up for Tuesday night time’s conflictCredit: Getty

He has been recovering from a damaged jaw which he suffered throughout a theft at his home.

But now he has been deemed match to play and has been named in Thomas Tuchel’s line-up for their opening European fixture of the marketing campaign.

The Gabon worldwide will wear a mask to protect his jaw throughout the sport.

Aubameyang is starting a second spell below the German coach, who beforehand managed him at Borussia Dortmund.

And he will be wanting to hit the bottom running in the Champions League – a contest the place he boasts a file of 15 objectives in 32 matches.

But one participant who will not be beginning alongside Aubameyang is Chelsea’s No1 Edouard Mendy.

The keeper, 30, has been dropped by Tuchel for their journey to Croatia, with Kepa Arrizabalaga changing him in between the sticks.

It comes after Mendy’s blunder at Stamford Bridge on the weekend – an error which he in the end bought away with.

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The Senegalese shot-stopper spilled the ball inside his personal space in opposition to West Ham, with Maxwel Cornet pouncing on it to lash residence a late equaliser to make the sport 2-2.

However, after a VAR evaluation, referee Andrew Madley disallowed the purpose for an innocuous foul by Jarrod Bowen on Mendy.

The PGMOL have subsequently admitted it was the mistaken name.

But Mendy has not gotten away fully unpunished as he is benched for tonight’s conflict.

Chelsea XI to play Dinamo Zagreb: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Fofana, Koulibaly; James, Mount, Kovacic, Chilwell; Havertz, Aubameyang, Sterling.


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