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Chelsea News: Eden Hazard claims Gonzalo Higuain will score a lot of goals

03 Feb 2019, 00:45 IST

 Eden Hazard is optimistic about Gonzalo Higuain scoring a lot of goals in the Premier League
Eden Hazard is optimistic about Gonzalo Higuain scoring a lot of goals in the Premier League

What's the story?

Chelsea thrashed lowly Huddersfield Town 5-0 in their recent Premier League fixture, making a strong comeback after their own thrashing at the hands of Eddie Howie's Bournemouth in their previous outing.

Blues' superstar Eden Hazard and their recent acquisition Gonzalo Higuain both found the back of the net twice in a match that has brought some respite to Maurizio Sarri in the dugout.

The Belgian made a bold claim about his club's number 9 and said that he is confident about the Argentine's success in England because he has all the right skills at his disposal.

In case you didn't know...

Higuain, who has already played under Sarri at Serie A club Napoli, has joined Chelsea initially on loan for the rest of the season, although the club has an option to buy for £31.6 million.

Higuain blanked in his first two outings for the club but scored a brace today to become the first Chelsea player to score twice on their home league debut for the club since Mario Stanic v West Ham in August 2000.

The heart of the matter...

Hazard, who was playing in his natural winger position, thanks to the arrival of striker Higuain at the club, paired up with the experienced No.9 to score four of the five Chelsea goals today to help his club secure a 5-0 win over Huddersfield.

After his brace, which included a penalty, Hazard has now 12 goals to his name in the current campaign.


After a man of the match performance, the former Lille star was speaking in a post-match interview and said that after Higuain's brace, he expects the 31-year-old striker to score a lot of goals for the club in the future.

He said: (Via FourFourTwo)

"Higuain is a new player but he knows what the manager wants. He is a great striker and he can score a lot of goals. England is different than Italy and Spain, but he has that ability."

He also added that the coach will be happy now following the team's dominating performance at home.

He continued:

"I think [Sarri] will be happy because he was wanting a reaction from us and we gave him one."

What's next?

Chelsea face Manchester City in their next league on Sunday and Sarri will be hoping that his favourite striker is on top form against the reigning champions in what might be an important match for sealing a top-four finish.

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