We can all agree that Alvaro Morata didn’t have the best of debut season every Chelsea fans were expecting from him with the club last season.
The former Real Madrid striker struggled to live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge and was only able to net eleven goals in the Premier League. In all of his appearances of Chelsea in the Champions League, Morata only saw the net once.
As per reports, Chelsea seem set to finalize the move of former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea as their new manager in the coming days and with him to Chelsea could likely be Gonzalo Higuain.
Having impressed for Juventus in all outings, the Argentine seems destined to leave the Turin based club this transfer following the Serie A champions move for Real Madrid’s legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
Reports coming from Italian press now believed the Blues could complete the move for the Argentine in a deal believed to be worth around €55 million whose medicals in London is believed to be underway once the Sarri gets announced as the Blues new head-coach.
After succumbing to Morata’s dissapointment in front of goal last season, the move for Higuain this summer will be hoped that he will bring back the Blues’ lost glory next season. The Argentine striker would offer the London club more of a physical presence up-top than Morata and Olivier Giroud – who joined in the second-half of the season – did in the last campaign.
Higuain, just like Costa, is also very much a clinical finisher, having netted 111 Serie A goals in his five years stint with Juventus.
Unlike Giroud, Higuain, can hold the ball up well and also link-up with the attackers playing in around him in the final third of the field.
Running with the ball, the former Real Madrid striker is a smart runner and this allows him to create space for himself and his wingers, plus he’s aerial duels is very strong which will very much benefit Chelsea whose full-backs are prone to long crosses.
Although, all this would benefit Chelsea if the club can keep hold of Willian and Eden Hazard no matter who who comes knocking. The combination of duo with Higuain upfront would see Chelsea boasting one of the deadliest attackers in the league.
Higuain played in this same 4-3-3 system under Massimiliano Allegri last season this saw him scoring sixteen goals in thirty-two Serie A starts and also bagged five goals in the Champions League in ten appearances for Juve.
And playing under his former boss at Chelsea – if Sarri’s eventually get announced – who is aware of all his strengths and how best he can be play with other options upfront, the Blues will be guarantee a return to the Champions League.
Higuain is like a son to Sarri, and the duo at Chelsea next season, would be the best thing since slice bread for the FA Cup holders.
When the striker left Napoli for Juventus, Sarri said via Goal.com:
“For a while I didn’t hear from him and, to be honest, I didn’t want to hear from him. It’s like when your son makes you angry: For a few days you feel like tearing into him, but at the end of the day he remains your son.”
This clearly shows how strong the bond between Sarri and Higuain is for each. In Gonzalo Higuain, I believe Chelsea could be about to get a goal getter and finally put an end to their No. 9 curse while hopefully making fans forget about the memories of Diego Costa upfront.
So yes, Gonzalo Higuain as the new striker upfront for Chelsea, does really worth the scuffle.