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

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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.

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