Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri unsure over Gonzalo Higuain’s future and insists he must improve


Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri unsure over Gonzalo Higuain’s future and insists he must improve

Maurizio Sarri is unsure over Gonzalo Higuain’s Chelsea future and insists he must improve.

The Juventus striker has scored just three goals against relegated clubs Huddersfield and Fulham since signing on loan in January.

Gonzalo Higuain has struggled for form in a Chelsea shirt

And his poor run of form saw him lose his starting place to Olivier Giroud, who opened the scoring in the Blues’ 3-0 win over Brighton on Wednesday.

Chelsea boss Sarri has compared Higuain’s struggles to Luis Suarez at Liverpool. The Barcelona and Uruguay star had a slow start to life in England, but went on to net 82 goals in a three-and-a-half-year spell for the Reds.

“Gonzalo has to improve,”Sarri said. “He has to improve physically and mentally, but I think also he will be able to be very useful for us in the last part of the season.

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“You know very well that it’s not easy in the first months to play in the Premier League.

“It was a problem also for Luis Suarez in the first season at Liverpool. He scored only four goals [after joining in January 2011].