The former Chelsea forward is proven in the Premier League - which is more than can be said for most of the current Newcastle United squad.
German young gun Leander Siemann once convinced Arsene Wenger, who chose him for Arsenal’s Academy. His future however remains unclear.
Boateng said about Schalke’s strategy facing Chelsea tonight: “We will wait for Chelsea. We will try to counterattack and wait for our opportunities.”
Could Schalke’s win over Hertha BSC Berlin lead to a winning streak? A victory over Chelsea would secure the first place in their group.