It just isn’t working out for Gonzalo Higuain at Chelsea, is it? The Argentine striker, who has been so dangerous across the course of his career with the likes of Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus, has just not got to grips with the pace of the Premier League as he again flopped in a top-flight game in England yesterday.
Sarri makes a double substitution :
Barkley and Higuain
Loftus-Cheek and Giroud
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 17 March 2019
After what felt like an eternity, Higuain was put out of his misery by Maurizio Sarri when he was hooked just five minutes after the hour mark in their 2-0 loss away at Goodison Park. In fairness to the Argentine, his replacement for the final 25 minutes, Olivier Giroud, was just as ineffective as he was, although that probably won’t provide too much comfort to a man who’s been brought in to score goals and who has just three in ten games.
The way things are going, it looks like the Blues will be adding Higuain’s name to a long list of strikers who have flopped at Stamford Bridge. Confidence looks to be a real issue with the 31-year-old, and as we edge closer to the end of the season the chances are that Juventus are already putting the feelers out to see if any club are willing to take him off their hands in the summer, as the chances are a permanent Chelsea move simply won’t happen.
You can see what the Blues made of Higuain’s sorry showing here:
Higuain passenger of the match
— Wilson Kakurira (@WilsonKakurira) March 17, 2019
Calum Wilson is better than Higuain
— Abhishek (@a_bose07) March 17, 2019
The second higuian gets to the bench after he gets subbed off: pic.twitter.com/tk9PLCj6sF
— Liam Donohue (@kyleanicoll) March 17, 2019
Finally Higuain out
— K-まっくす。 (@K52682038) March 17, 2019
Higuain with absolutely no effect on this match other than to complain when he doesn't get a pass.
— chelseafcyyc (@RobRider875) March 17, 2019
Thank you! Geriatric, past it Higuian!
— Chris Watts (@ChrisJDWatts) March 17, 2019
How good was higuain
— Anshul29 (@ShandilAnshul) 17 March 2019
It’s becoming something of a running joke as Higuain continues to flop, and the fans are desperate for kind of turn in form from the Argentine.
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