Premier League 2018-19: 3 reasons why Gonzalo Higuain is likely to succeed at Chelsea
#2 He is already familiar with Sarriball
There are those who believe that Higuain is bound to struggle at Chelsea, especially as he is new to the Premier League. The intensity of the English game has been the bane of many strikers, but all things being equal, Higuain should have a smooth transition.
This is because the Argentine is already familiar with the style of play that Maurizio Sarri wants to implement at Chelsea. Sarriball thrives on a slow build-up from the back, with the forwards often being made to patiently wait for the transition of the ball.
Having played for two years under Sarri, Higuain already knows how this system works. His double against Huddersfield on Sunday was the perfect demonstration that the striker would need very little time to adapt.
Playing in the Premier League is not an easy task for any foreign player, especially for strikers. But Higuain’s familiarity with Sarri’s system would considerably ease things for the former Real Madrid forward.