ZOLA RATES GONZALO HIGUAIN’S CHELSEA DEBUT

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Gonzalo Higuain made his Chelsea debut in the 3-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

The 31-year-old striker joined Chelsea from Juventus on loan for the rest of the season with an option to extend for another year.

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola revealed after the win at Stamford Bridge that he was happy with Gonzalo Higuain’s Chelsea debut despite not scoring and thinks there is plenty more to come from the Argentine.

Asked what he made of Higuain’s debut, Zola said: “Considering it is the first game, you will see more from him.

“A couple of times in the first half he made a couple of great moves but we couldn’t find the right ball. I am personally satisfied with him, but he is going to get better because he needs to build up an understanding with the others.

“Sometimes in the first half he was making movements but we couldn’t see his movements and this is something we need to do.”

Speaking to BBC, Zola added: “We are pleased with Gonzalo Higuain’s performance, he was trying to find the space and get on the ball.

“It wasn’t easy as they had a lot of players round him.”

Zola also revealed the win over Sheffield Wednesday was a good result given Chelsea had just played on Thursday against Spurs in the Carabao Cup.

 “It’s certainly a good result, we’re very happy. We know how difficult these cup ties can be. Everyone made a really good effort,” Zola told BBC.

“We performed very well against Spurs and again today after the first few minutes.”

Willian got a brace against Sheffield Wednesday and was happy with Chelsea’s performance against Sheffield Wednesday while also urging for consistency from his teammates.

“It was a good game,” Willian told BBC.

“We are in the next round. We have to continue in the same way. We can’t go up and down, up and down. We need to stabilise.”

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