Maurizio Sarri fires message at Chelsea FC striker Gonzalo Higuain

Maurizio Sarri opens up about Gonzalo Higuain's start to life as a Chelsea FC striker

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain with Willy Caballero and Marcos Alonso (Photo: Willy Caballero / Instagram)

Maurizio Sarri has told Gonzalo Higuain that he wants to see him hit “top” form in the final few weeks of the season for Chelsea FC.

The Argentina striker has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge after having signed for the Blues on a loan deal from Juventus back in January.

Sarri opted to bring Higuain to Stamford Bridge after having worked with him closely during his spell in charge of Napoli.

The 31-year-old is yet to really hit top gear for the west London side and Chelsea FC fans will be hoping to see more from him in the coming weeks and months.

And Sarri has now lifted the lid on what he expects to see from Higuain from now until the end of the season.

Sarri is quoted as saying by Metro: “I’d like to see him at the top in the last two months.

“At the moment, only this is very important. We need Gonzalo at the very top.

“It’s not easy to get used to this championship. The level is different; the way of playing is different. Especially for a striker, it’s very difficult to get used to the Premier League in only one, two months.”

Sarri went on to lift the lid on some of the conversations he’s had with Higuain since the Argentina international’s move to Stamford Bridge.

He continued: “He said to me that it’s difficult because the physical impact of the defenders here is really very strong.

“The referees here are really very different than in Italy, so it’s another football for him.

“Especially for the striker and the goalkeeper, I think it’s really very different. So I think he needs time, but we have no time. We need him at his top level in the last two months.”

Chelsea FC will host Brighton in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as they look to keep alive their hopes of a top-four finish.

The Blues will take Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-finals this month.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal FC latest news

MORE: Chelsea FC latest news

MORE: Liverpool FC latest news

Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes: What I really think of Bruno Fernandes at Man United
Gary Neville
Gary Neville: What I really think of Arsenal under Mikel Arteta
Alan Shearer (Photo: BBC Sport / Screengrab)
‘It wouldn’t surprise me’: Alan Shearer makes prediction about Liverpool FC
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
David Beckham: What I really think of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man United
Mohamed Salah
Real Madrid plan £126m raid to sign Liverpool FC star – report
Jose Mourinho
Tottenham hope to beat Man United to 28-year-old striker – report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane: What it’s really like playing for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool FC
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Everton v Man United
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard to axe up to eight Chelsea FC players this summer – report