Danny Higginbotham has explained why Gonzalo Higuain would help Eden Hazard express himself at Chelsea.
“He’s got a great opportunity. It could benefit the other players, in particular Hazard. He’s Chelsea’s best player, I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. The key is getting him in the team and Hazard being able to shift position. He’s worked under Sarri before and knows how he works.”
“There’ll be hoping he comes and scores the goals, but it’s about how he benefits the rest of the team. I think what you’ll see with Higuain is that he is more of an out-and-out centre forward. You’ve got plenty of players with pace around him, so he can be the focal point that Chelsea don’t have when Hazard is playing as a false nine.”
He also explained why Alvaro Morata failed to perform at the Bridge. “He’s a player that likes to stretch the game but there wasn’t any space in behind. At times he would find himself quite isolated, whereas Higuain and [Olivier] Giroud are centre forwards who are happy to drop deep.”