THE RECORD HIGUAIN SET WITH HIS BRACE AGAINST HUDDERSFIELD

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Gonzalo Higuain was in stunning form against Huddersfield and scored a brace in that game including a stunning strike to mark his second goal for the Blues.

Higuain set a record as he became Chelsea’s first player to score twice on their home league debut since Mario Stanic’s goal against West Ham in August 2000.

The January signing opened the scoring for Chelsea after 16 minutes, with a good run behind the Huddersfield defence to get onto the end of N’Golo Kante’s through ball, finishing well past Jonas Lossl.

For his second goal, he hit a curling effort from 25 yards, beating the Huddersfield goalkeeper via a slight deflection.

Having failed to score in his first two games for Chelsea, Higuain has calmed the pressure down with a wonderful brace against Huddersfield, making it two goals in three appearances, and his general performance was good.

Eden Hazard also scored a brace in this game, and Maurizio Sarri was pleased with the understanding shown between Hazard and Higuain.

“I know very well that, when he arrived, he wasn’t at the top of his physical condition,” Sarri said.

“Now he is improving. I’m really very happy because, apart from the goals, my feeling is he’s really suitable to play very close to Eden.

“I think that, on the pitch, they are really very suitable to play one close to the other. For us, this is very useful for Higuain because he will be able to score a lot of goals, but also for Eden.”

Chelsea’s next Premier League game is a visit to the Etihad Stadium to play Manchester City and Sarri would be expecting more of the same from Hazard and Higuain against City.

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