A slight boost for Chelsea then ahead of Tuesday's Champions League Round of 16 first leg clash in Paris, as PSG have decided to suspend Serge Aurier indefinitely less than a day after his inflammatory video started making the rounds on the Internet.
Serge Aurier reportedly suspended until further notice by PSG after last night's video. Will surely miss Chelsea. https://t.co/1RlJ7xEBcp— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) February 14, 2016
Aurier reportedly recognised this morning that last night's video is genuine & is now awaiting his punishment. https://t.co/Wu1fNGgnC6— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) February 14, 2016
While PSG do have capable backups, either a more attacking option in Gregory van der Wiel or a more defensive one in Marquinhos, Aurier has been in imperious form all season. He was not training with the squad today, as PSG decide on the appropriate punishment. According to L'Equipe, Aurier already apologized to his teammates for the video, though he can't take back any damage he may have done to squad unity and confidence ahead of the match against Chelsea.