Gonzalo Higuain made his Chelsea debut as the Blues defeated Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in the FA Cup fourth round tie at Stamford Bridge.
A brace from Willian either side of Callum Hudson-Odoi’s goal gave Chelsea a comfortable 3-0 victory.
Higuain played 82 minutes in the game before being replaced by France international Olivier Giroud who expertly set Willian up for Chelsea’s third goal.
Asked about his team-mate’s debut after the game, Giroud responded: “Yeah, it’s nice. It is a good start for him.
“He needs to take the rhythm, you know, because it is totally different to Serie A. But, yeah, for sure he will score goals for us.”
Giroud however revealed that he’s unsure of his Chelsea future, and that people aren’t satisfied with his performance no matter what he does.
“I will never make people unanimously satisfied with me,” the World Cup winner told Canal.
“There is a little part of regret and frustration. The public expects a goalscorer to score goals. I’m the fourth best goalscorer of French football and nobody can take that away from me.
“The coach makes [Eden] Hazard play nine which is detrimental to strikers. But he is the best player I’ve ever played with.
“If the club decides to get another striker, like Higuain, it will certainly darken my future at Chelsea.
“I have never said no to a return to France. Lyon and Marseille are two great clubs. My priority is to stay in the Premier League though.”
Willian on the other hand thinks Chelsea have enough quality players to help Higuain do well at the club.
“We have a great relationship, we know each other inside the pitch,” Willian said.
“We know the quality of the players we have in front, a lot of quality players, technical players so it’s great when you have players like Higuain, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Hazard, Giroud. It’s good for Chelsea.”
The Brazilian also confirmed that he gave Higuain the opportunity to play the penalty against Sheffield, but that the new centre-forward declined the opportunity.