Both players bagged a brace in the 5-0 rout of Huddersfield Town.
Maurizio Sarri insists that he can already see a blossoming relationship between Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard on the pitch that could fire Chelsea up the table this season.
Both players bagged braces in the 5-0 rout of Huddersfield Town this afternoon, the second from the Argentine being a stunning finish from outside the box and into the corner of the net.
Higuain’s finishing was superb in the game, while Hazard really dominated the Terriers who had no joy in keeping tabs on the Belgian throughout the game.
However, rather than Higuain’s finishing, it was more the link-up with Hazard that pleased him the most throughout the encounter.
“I know very well that, when he arrived, he wasn’t at the top of his physical condition,” Sarri said. “Now he is improving. I’m really very happy because, apart from the goals, my feeling is he’s really suitable to play very close to Eden.
“I think that, on the pitch, they are really very suitable to play one close to the other. For us, this is very useful for Higuain because he will be able to score a lot of goals, but also for Eden.”
The Blues will certainly have tougher tests to come in a key month that is going to define out Chelsea’s season will pan out for the rest of the campaign.
Their next two Premier League matches are against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, with City again in the Carabao Cup final and Manchester United visiting Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fifth round.
The Blues also have their last 32 Europa League tie against Malmo during February, and Sarri is looking for even more from his Chelsea players in the coming weeks.
“We need to arrive to play 75/77 minutes like the first 25 in this match,” Sarri added. “We need to improve the mentality because we need to play the same football with continuity and consistency.
“If we want to play every match with the same level of quality of intensity, we have to arrive in every match with a great level of application.”