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Chelsea completed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain on Wednesday, and the Argentine could make his debut in Sunday’s FA Cup appearance against Sheffield Wednesday.

It’s expected that Giroud who has made only six Premier League starts this season will have to play second-fiddle to the new signing.

Sarri had given up hope on Giroud and Alvaro Morata, and started to use Eden Hazard as a false nine even when it didn’t work.

Despite the added competition, Giroud has welcomed the arrival of Higuain and believes his coming will benefit the club.

He told ESPN FC: “I think it’s good for the club to have different top strikers.

“It’s a benefit for the team and competition is always good for strikers, so we will try to step up together to help the team reach our target.”

For Chelsea star Eden Hazard, he’ll be relieved to go back to his more familiar role and has hailed the arrival of Higuain and insists the striker is one of the best strikers in Europe.

Hazard said: “For me as a winger you know I like to play with top players.

“With Chelsea I had the chance to play with one of the best in Diego Costa for three years, and I think Higuain is one of the best.

“My position is more winger than No 9, but me, I just try to have fun with my striker, with the other winger, so when the striker is there it is good for me.

“We all know that I like to play the give and go with my striker, so if the striker just goes deep, I am going to be in trouble, but Giroud understands this, that’s why I like to play with him.

“We all know that, and I think Higuain is going to do the same, and of course he is a fantastic striker, he has scored a lot of goals, when you see his career, Real Madrid, Napoli, Juventus, he has always scored goals.”

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