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Chelsea currently have two strikers in the first team as Maurizio Sarri has the option of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.

Chelsea were linked with former Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, but Chelsea never made a move for the Argentine.

Higuain and Sarri formed a good partnership during their time at Napoli, and Sarri was asked about the 31-year-old in his press conference ahead of this weekend’s clash against Leicester City.

Sarri chose not to talk about Higuain when asked by the press, and revealed that he has two-and-a-half strikers at his disposal.

“I like him very much. He’s a wonderful player, he’s a wonderful man but I don’t want to talk about Higuain because I have two-and-a-half strikers at the moment and Gonzalo is playing for AC Milan so it’s better not to talk about him at the moment.”

Sarri has deployed Hazard as the striker in the last two league games, and he has admitted that he’s trying to see how the Belgian will fare in that role. Sarri did the same thing during his time at Napoli when he converted Dries Mertens from his wing position to a striking role.

Hazard has scored in his last two appearances, and is one strike away from reaching the 100-goal mark for the club.

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