Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not make his Chelsea debut against West Ham on Saturday afternoon but that day should not be far away predicts Thomas Tuchel.

Unfortunately the striker signed for the Blues this week shortly after suffering a fractured jaw in a robbery at his home. While that rules Aubameyang out this weekend, there is a solution that hopefully allows him to play in the coming games and the player has travelled abroad to have that fitted.

‘We try with a mask,’ Tuchel reveals. ‘It depends a little bit on what the specialists say who create the mask for him and then how he adapts to the mask.

‘Maybe it could be Tuesday [when Chelsea play in Zagreb] but this is very soon so maybe it is Fulham, maybe it is a week later.

‘I think the very latest is after the international break but we try to push things and Auba is happy to push things. He is out there now at the specialist to get his mask done and then he tries I think Sunday in training.’