Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain believes that his spell with Chelsea was not that bad. The Argentine joined the Blues in January 2019 on a short-term loan deal. He arrived at a time during which the Blues were struggling to get goals up front. Alvaro Morata had been struggling for form whilst Olivier Giroud was always relied upon as a back-up option and never really viewed as someone to lead the line for the club on a regular basis.
Higuain’s time with Chelsea yielded mixed reviews
During his time with the Blues, Higuain went on to score five Premier League goals from 14 appearances. Overall, Higuain’s time at Stamford Bridge was viewed with mixed reception with most people viewing it as a failure. Had he managed to score more goals, the club may have looked to buy him on a permanent basis last summer. They eventually opted against that and rather promoted Tammy Abraham to be the first-choice striker for the club. The decision was viewed as a gamble by Frank Lampard ahead of this season but it has turned out to be one which has worked out well.
Things have since turned out okay for Higuain
Higuain was widely viewed as being surplus to requirements at Juventus when he was loaned out to Chelsea last January. In a surprising turn of events however, he was re-integrated into the Old Lady’s first-team. This happened after Maurizio Sarri opted to resign as Blues manager in order to become manager of the Italian giants.
At 32 years old, Higuain is past his prime and no longer able to score goals on a regular basis. He has however managed to score some valuable goals, having so far managed eight from 24 games in all competitions. Higuain’s experience is going to be vital as Juventus look to retain the Italian league as well as advance to the deep stages of the Champions League this season.