Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang couldn’t hide his delight at netting his first Chelsea goal and helping the Blues to victory at Crystal Palace this weekend, when speaking post-match at Selhurst Park.

The Gabon striker, who joined the Blues on deadline day from Barcelona, inspired the Chelsea fightback with an instinctive finish following Thiago Silva’s knockdown into his path to draw us level against the Eagles, before Conor Gallagher secured all three points with a stunning injury-time winner.

Aubameyang was delighted to open his account, while also explaining how the bench reacted to Gallagher’s rocket, as well as reflecting on the game as a whole.

‘When you are a striker, you are always looking for your first goal so to score early into my career at Chelsea is a huge relief,’ the striker explained.

‘Thiago told me to go inside [the defender] because he thought Reece was going to play long. So I went inside, I turned my body and I used the defender a little bit to create some space and then I managed to find the corner. It was what I like to call a ‘striker’s finish’!

‘It was a really tough game but I think we had control of things and to get the win, I think it’s a great job from all the team.

‘Conor’s goal was crazy! All of us on the bench, we were jumping up everywhere because it was an amazing finish, a brilliant goal and we are really happy with the three points.’

Next up for the Blues is a Stamford Bridge clash with AC Milan in the Champions League, with Aubameyang eager to continue playing his part for Potter’s side in a congested run of fixtures ahead.

The striker believes we can take confidence from the win at Palace into Wednesday’s eagerly anticipated European fixture.

‘First of all, I want to try and enjoy every minute here and playing my hardest to help the team out,’ added Auba.

‘This victory gives us a lot of confidence. I think, as a group, getting that first win was really important for us as a team and for the new manager, so we are really happy.

‘Getting the victory away from home is also a big step and I think this is very good for us going into a big run of tough games now.’