Ruud Gullit has claimed ‘old fashioned’ Gonzalo Higuain will struggle at Chelsea after completing his move.
We managed to agree a loan deal for the 31-year old Argentine after Maurizio Sarri made him the clubs number one target with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud failing to find the net on a regular basis.[the_ad id=”164″]
However, he arrives at the club not in the best of form, having only netted six goals during his short stay with AC Milan, and in his BBC column, Gullit has revealed why Higuaín may struggle at Stamford Bridge, stating: ‘I hope I am wrong, I really do, but Higuain is an old-fashioned striker who needs crosses and, if he plays up front all the time, he will not see many balls there because of the way Eden Hazard and Willian play.
‘Those two always come inside, and dribble or shoot, and try to do things themselves.
‘So they don’t need a player up there who is a target man, because Chelsea don’t use one and, under Sarri, they never do.
‘Instead they need a centre-forward who can play in midfield too, and be effective on the ball as well as be a finisher inside the box. Roberto Firmino, who comes so deep for Liverpool, is the perfect example.
‘That is how Chelsea’s front man has to play too, which is why I am not sure Higuain is the answer. At the very least, he has a difficult job because, with the way they are set-up, he will not be able to play the way he wants.
‘We will have to wait and see, but Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are both good strikers, and it has not worked out for them.’[the_ad id=”164″]
Here is what we think.
Higuain needs time to adapt, so we are just hoping that he doe snot become a flop just like Morata has been.