‘Literally worse than Alvaro Morata’ – Some Chelsea fans turn on Gonzalo Higuain as Maurizio Sarri gives update about striker’s future
Gonzalo Higuain’s Chelsea career hit a new low on Sunday as fans began to turn on the Argentine striker after his performance against Manchester United.
The Blues dealt a massive blow to United’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League after claiming a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
Former Chelsea star Juan Mata opened the scoring, before Marcos Alonso pounced on another David De Gea mistake.
In truth, Maurizio Sarri’s side looked toothless in attack for the rest of the game largely due to the ineffectiveness of their on-loan Juventus striker.
Signed in January, the 31-year-old has scored just four goals since his move to west London and looked especially poor
Asked if Higuain would stay at Stamford Bridge, Sarri replied: “In theory, yes.
“It’s difficult to adapt to the Premier League. I think in the next season he will be able to score a lot.”
Should Chelsea wish to sign the former Real Madrid striker permanently, it will cost them €36million and extending his loan deal from Turin will cost €18million.
On Sunday, Sarri added: “For a striker it is difficult to get used to the Premier League. I remember Suarez at Liverpool in [his] first season only scored three goals, then 16, then 24.”
While it remains to be seen what the future holds for Higuain, the present does not inspire much optimism.
The striker was caught offside five times on Sunday – more than every other player combined and two more times than opposite number Romelu Lukaku.
HIGUAIN’S TOP SIX RECORD
The Argentine has struggled in the big games for Chelsea…
- 6 – matches
- 420 – mins
- 0 – goals
- 2 – shots on target
In truth, since losing Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid, Chelsea have lacked a clinical goalscorer.
Alvaro Morata (who has also now at the Wanda Metropolitano) proved to be a poor imitation for the snarling Costa, while Michy Batshuayi has been shunted out on another loan.
And it seems time is starting to run out for Higuain, as Chelsea fans have started to lose patience. Check out what supporters have been saying below!
Source: SportsLatest TS