Gonzalo Higuain made his Chelsea debut in the 3-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.
Higuain joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus for the rest of the season last week with the Blues having an option to extend his loan stay for another 12 months.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed Higuain told him after the game against Sheffield Wednesday that the football in England is aggressive.
“It’s not easy to adapt to this championship,” Sarri said ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League game against Bournemouth. “The Premier League is so difficult.
“At the end of the game [on Sunday], Higuain said it is so aggressive, but here it’s normal!
“It’s not easy but he has the right experience, he’s a great player, and he has to run to adapt in a few matches. He has to do everything in less than one month, otherwise it’s late.”
Willian scored Chelsea’s first goal from the spot against Sheffield Wednesday but the Brazilian offered to let Higuain take the spot kick but the Argentine striker turned it down. Sarri commented on Higuain’s decision to let Willian take the penalty against Sheffield Wednesday.
“I was a little bit surprised, because he wants to score in every match, but I appreciated it because he gave the ball to Willy,” Sarri said.
“This was a wonderful start. It means he is available to his team-mates for everything. I appreciated it very much.”
Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has failed to play a competitive game under Sarri this season and the England international has now been linked with a loan move to Bournemouth this month with the transfer window closing on Thursday.
Sarri explained in his press conference on Tuesday why Drinkwater has failed to play a competitive game for Chelsea this season.
According to Sarri, Drinkwater doesn’t suit his style of play as the midfielder is more suited to a 4-4-2.
“He is at the moment with us,” Sarri said. “I think he is more suitable for playing with two midfielders. He is not a central midfielder, he is not a centre-right in the midfield with three players. But he’s a very good player in a 4-4-2.
Asked if he could see Drinkwater playing for Chelsea, Sarri replied: “Not at the moment, but I want to wait until the end of the market. Then I’ll try with every player.”