Chelsea attacker Willian has revealed that the players from the club are happy for Gonzalo Higuain after the striker scored a brace against Huddersfield Town during the weekend. Maurizio Sarri’s side comprehensively outplayed the struggling club and went on to win 5-0.
The result will give the Blues a much-needed confidence boost after they fell to a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Bournemouth last week. The West London club face an interesting next few months.
They started off this season in fantastic form under Maurizio Sarri but have been playing inconsistently recently. As things stand, they face a tough test to ensure a top-four finish. While the win against the Terriers meant that they moved above Arsenal into fourth position, they are just three points ahead of the sixth-placed Gunners and two ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United.
Higuain was brought in on loan from Juventus following the struggles of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud in front of goal this season. The 31-year-old Argentine is one of the most lethal forwards in World football and there will be pressure on him to deliver. His form will play a crucial role in determining whether Sarri’s side achieve their aim of securing a strong finish in the top four this season.
It remains to be seen whether Higuain will be a success at Stamford Bridge, but fans can certainly take encouragement from the brace he scored against Huddersfield and hope that this will give him the confidence that he needs to find the net on a more regular basis going forward.
Willian has revealed that the Blues players are happy to see their new team-mate off the mark.
“We have a lot of good players, a quality team, and very good players in front,” the Brazilian told the club’s official web portal. “It doesn’t matter the player that plays there, we have the same profile of football and that’s what the manager says to us: ‘Play fast, play quick.’
“Higuain played very well with his movements, with one-twos around the box, so it was very good for us.”
“We played really well, we did what we had to do – we had possession, we scored goals, we were clinical. That’s it. We have to keep going.
“We know when you play for Chelsea, when the results don’t come, the pressure comes. You have to work on the situation and, of course, we know in football you always have to improve, even when you win games.”
“After the [Bournemouth] game, which was a bad game for us, we came strong and we showed character. This is Chelsea.”