Eden Hazard says Morata & Giroud can't score three goals for Chelsea - unlike Higuain

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He may be 31 years old and he may have disappointed at AC Milan, but Gonzalo Higuain has created a buzz amongst Chelsea fans.

The Argentine completed his loan move from Juventus on Thursday by putting pen to paper on an eye-watering £270,000-per-week contract, doubling his previous salary.

It's hoped that Higuain will prove to be the world-class striker that Chelsea have lacked since Diego Costa rejoined Atletico Madrid in 2017.

Alvaro Morata was brought in to replace his countryman, but he now looks set to leave following a poor 18 months at Stamford Bridge.

As for Olivier Giroud, the Frenchman has only scored four Premier League goals since joining from Arsenal last January. He also turned 32 recently.

One man who seems delighted with with signing of Higuain is star man Eden Hazard, who gave his brutally honest opinion on Morata and Giroud following Thurday's win over Tottenham.

Hazard doesn't think Morata or Giroud are capable of scoring three goals for Chelsea - unlike Higuain - and described Giroud as a team player rather than a goalscorer.

"For me as a winger you know I like to play with top players," said Hazard, per the Independent. "With Chelsea I had the chance to play with one of the best in Diego Costa for three years.

"I think Higuain is one of the best. I also like to play with Olivier when he is playing, with Alvaro when he was playing.


"This season we are playing well, but sometimes we miss the one guy just to score one goal. So we had a couple of games where we played well but we didn't score.

"We finished with zero goals, but we created a lot of chances, like today.

"If you have a striker who can score three goals it finishes 5-1, but at the moment it is not the case. But Higuain can do that. He is a top striker who can score everywhere.

"When Olivier is playing he tries to do his best for the team, but I think he is more like a team player than just a striker who can score goals.

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"Diego was sometimes not this kind of player who you can play a one-two with, but in the box he was amazing.

"That is what we need. Higuain is this kind of player, he can link, but he can also be the proper striker."

Hazard has never been scared to voice his opinion and even though he meant no offence with his comments, Morata and Giroud probably won't appreciate them.

Nevertheless, the Belgian's wish has been granted and it will be interesting to see whether Higuain lives up to his high expectations.

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