Maurizio Sarri believes Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard will complement each other after both players scored a brace in Chelsea’s 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield Town.
Higuain put his forgettable Premier League debut in the Blues’ defeat against Bournemouth behind as he ran riot against the Terriers in a one-sided contest at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. He opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a rocket of a strike inside the box before an even more impressive second after the restart, N’Golo Kante cushioning the ball for the 31-year-old forward to thump an unstoppable first-time strike curling into the back of the net via a slight deflection off Terrence Kongolo.
On the other hand, Hazard managed to get his brace in between Higuain’s strikes, dispatching a penalty right at the stroke of halftime before a 66th-minute strike which saw him round off the keeper and finish on an empty net.
Higuain-Hazard connection to flourish
Huddersfield may have been obliging opponents, with Jan Siewert’s side bottom of the league, yet Sarri expressed his delight at seeing both his new signing and his star man hitting on all cylinders in the match. The Blues boss thinks the future is bright for the duo on the pitch, stating that the two would be able to form a devastating partnership in Chelsea’s attack.
“I don’t know. I know very well that, when he arrived, he wasn’t at the top of his physical condition. Now he is improving. I’m really very happy because, apart from the goals, my feeling is he’s really suitable to play very close to Eden,” said the Chelsea head coach.
“I think that, on the pitch, they are really very suitable to play one close to the other. For us, this is very useful for Higuain because he will be able to score a lot of goals, but also for Eden.”