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3 reasons why Gonzalo Higuain could be Chelsea's next Diego Costa

Yash Sharma
ANALYST
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3.34K   //    24 Jan 2019, 15:42 IST

Higuain could be the next Diego Costa for Chelsea
Higuain could be the next Diego Costa for Chelsea

Chelsea FC have signed Juventus centre-forward, Gonzalo Higuain, on a loan deal for the remainder of the season, with an option to buy.

The Argentine striker needs no introduction. His staggering numbers for Real Madrid, Napoli, and Juventus speak for themselves. However, he failed to impress for AC Milan after he was sent to the Rossoneri, as his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Turin, and Juve opened the door for the Argentine to join Serie A rivals, AC Milan.

However, ending his short and poor spell with AC Milan, the striker has now arrived in London to don the infamous Blue shirt, playing for his former manager, Maurizio Sarri.

Since Diego Costa's return to Atletico Madrid last winter, the Blues have failed to replace him with a top-quality striker. Alvaro Morata's failure in the EPL, and Olivier Giroud's inability to score enough goals to win an EPL title has been worrying the Italian tactician, Maurizio Sarri, who joined last summer.

Costa was involved in 82 goals during the 120 appearances he made for the Blues, and was labelled one of the best ever strikers to represent the London club.

Lets take a look at three reasons why Gonzalo Higuain could be the next 'Diego Costa' for Chelsea FC.


#3 Clinical finisher

Higuain has been an exceptional striker for his former clubs
Higuain has been an exceptional striker for his former clubs

Ever since taking his place in the top-tier of football, the Argentine forward has been maintaining impressive and consistent performances for the clubs he has represented so far.

The 31-year-old has been a top-notch goalscorer for each of Real Madrid, Napoli, and Juventus. The Argentine has scored 290 career goals so far, and has set up another 97 to add to his impressive statistics.

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The former Real Madrid striker had proven himself in LaLiga before switching to Serie A, a league known for its rigid defensive nature. Since moving to Serie A in 2013, the Argentine has scored 97 league goals, cementing the fact that his finishing abilities would be an asset for any European club.

With a creative set of players surrounding the 31-year-old, he would be expected to net a bagful of goals in the remainder of the season.

All stats via transfermarkt

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