Chelsea signed Gonzalo Higuain in the January transfer window as the 31-year-old Argentine cut short his loan spell with AC Milan to join former boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
Higuain has shown that he can be a top nine at Chelsea and his movements show that the 31-year-old is still a quality striker.
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho who managed Higuain during his time at Real Madrid has backed the Argentine to thrive at Chelsea and insists that the Argentine isn’t fully fit.
“Higuain just arrived at the club,” Mourinho told beIN Sports.
“The only thing I can say about Higuain because he was my player at Real Madrid, is that he knows how to score a goal.
“Is he in his best physical condition? I don’t think so.
“I think he’s missing a little bit of a click in the explosion in the first metres, normally Gonzalo is quicker and sharper and he is.
“But he knows how to score a goal, and those two movements for his shot [goal against Fulham] are movements of a good striker.
“He knows how to move and how to create space for himself, so yes, he can score goals in the Premier League.”
Higuain scored his third Premier League goal of the season in Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Fulham as his quick movement and brilliant finish opened the scoring for Chelsea in the west London derby.
Asked about Higuain’s impact ahead of Chelsea’s away clash against Fulham, Sarri responded that he has been pleased with the Argentine. He replied: “I think that the contribution was really very good in the last match [against Spurs].
“He played with his team-mates well, I think that he needs more acceleration because now he is a little more resistant but without the acceleration he had in Naples for example.
“I think he needs to improve his physical condition especially for acceleration and then he will score, of course.”
Higuain’s future is yet to be known as he has only signed a loan deal of six months to join Chelsea, and Sarri wasn’t keen on discussing his future.
“I don’t know,” he answered. “I think for us it’s better to think about Fulham. You are too much in the future.”
Sarri will definitely be pleased with Higuain’s goal and performance against Fulham.