How are your reactions Gonzalo? Chelsea stars test their agility in training as Higuain prepares to make his first Premier League start
- Gonzalo Higuain was in action as he prepares to make his first league start
- The 31-year-old made his Chelsea debut against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday
- Chelsea were awarded a penalty in that game and Higuain was offered to take it
Chelsea stars tested their agility in training with a reaction test as they prepare to face Bournemouth on Wednesday.
The Argentina international made his Chelsea debut in their 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Gonzalo Higuain was in action as he prepares to make his first Premier League start
Chelsea stars tested their agility in training as they prepare to face Bournemouth
Maurizio Sarri’s side were awarded a penalty in that game and Higuain was offered to take it but instead gave it to Willian who scored.
The Chelsea boss admitted he was surprised by the 31-year-old’s decision.
Sarri told Chelsea’s website: ‘I was a little bit surprised, because he wants to score in every match, but I appreciated it because he gave the ball to Willy.
‘This was a wonderful start. It means he is available to his team-mates for everything. I appreciated it very much.’
Maurizio Sarri’s side were awarded a penalty in that game and Higuain was offered to take it
Callum Hudson-Odoi was in action as he continues to be linked with a move away from Chelsea
Sarri also spoke about how he thinks Higuain will adapt to the new league he is playing in.
Sarri said: ‘It’s not easy to adapt to this championship. The Premier League is so difficult.
‘At the end of the game [on Sunday], Higuain said it is so aggressive, but here it’s normal!
‘It’s not easy but he has the right experience, he’s a great player, and he has to run to adapt in a few matches. He has to do everything in less than one month, otherwise it’s late.’
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