“Do us a favour and follow Ronaldo to middle east” – Fans frustrated with Chelsea star after subpar display in defeat to Manchester City

Chelsea fans request attacker to join Cristiano Ronaldo
Chelsea fans request attacker to join Cristiano Ronaldo

Chelsea fans were left frustrated with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's performance against Manchester City, and some of them advised the Gabonese to join Cristiano Ronaldo in the Middle-East.

Aubameyang came on as an early substitute after Raheem Sterling injured himself and headed straight down the tunnel. The former Arsenal attacker, however, failed to make any real impact on the proceedings.

The Blues were certainly the better team during the first half of the game. The Stamford Bridge crowd gave Potter's side a standing ovation as they came off the ground at the interval.

Pep Guardiola, however, soon made a few necessary changes to turn the tide in his team's favor. Substitutes Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez combined to give the Cityzens the lead.

Kevin De Bruyne found Grealish in space on the left of the Blues' box. The former Aston Villa star's inch-perfect cross was turned in from close range by the Algerian, Mahrez.

While the likes of Denis Zakaria and young Lewis Hall were fantastic for the Blues, Graham Potter's side failed to find an equalizer. Hall skied his effort well over the bar in injury time.

Fans, however, were enraged at Aubameyang's hapless display. Since his summer arrival from Barcelona, he has failed to create an impact on the team.

In 16 games, he has only scored three goals and provided one assist so far. Some fans opined it was humiliating for Aubameyang to be subbed off after coming on as a substitute.

Others claimed that Aubameyang's lack of intent makes it seem like he has been forced to play. Many fans went a step further, claiming with satire that Aubameyang should join Al-Nassr and become teammates with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Here are some of the best reactions across Twitter after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's subpar display for Chelsea during the Premier League home clash against Manchester City:

Should Chelsea have signed Cristiano Ronaldo in the winter transfer market?

Chelsea's attacking woes have continued with the resumption of the season after the 2022 FIFA World Cup break. The lack of goals might leave fans wondering whether the club could have pursued Cristiano Ronaldo's signature as a free agent.

Todd Boehly is looking to build a team full of players aged 25 or less. Ronaldo, 37, certainly doesn't fill that criterion, but neither does Aubameyang.

Given the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's abilities, he might just have been a perfect short-term replacement for Chelsea. The west London-based club are also in the UEFA Champions League, so Ronaldo could have gotten what he wanted all along after parting ways with Manchester United.

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