Football: Chelsea Hazard loves the partnership with Higuain

LONDON: Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard believes he can form a great partnership with new club striker Gonzalo Higuain after playing two games together.

Chelsea have hired Higuain on loan from Juventus last month and the Argentina striker scored twice last week's 5-0 win against the Premier League club, Huddersfield Town.

Hazard, who also scored two goals in that game at Stamford Bridge, said he was already having fun playing alongside the former Real Madrid and Napoli striker.

"I only played two games with Higuain and I know we can do something big together, not only with him, but also with the other attackers, the other wing," Hazard told The Times in view of Sunday's championship match with Manchester City.

"Chelsea is not about Higuain and Hazard, they are about 25 players, but Higuain is a fantastic striker."

The victory over Huddersfield followed the championship defeats of Arsenal and Bournemouth, where midfielder Jorginho was marked by the man to nullify the influence of international Italy.

"If a guy scores it all the time, we have to adapt too, Jorginho always tries to be free to get the ball to create something, he's a fantastic player," said Hazard.

The manager Maurizio Sarri also had to ask questions about his insistence on playing N & # 39; Golo Kante on the right side of the midfield rather than in his role as a natural holder, but Hazard believes that the French must adapt.

"N & # 39; Golo is a smart guy, one of the best in his position, perhaps the best in the world.No Golo now plays six months in the different position, he needs to adapt," said Hazard.

"When we win, everyone will say," Yes, he plays in his (best) position, and if we lose everyone they'll say "no, he needs to go a little bit back", it depends only on the result ".

Hazard said that Chelsea still needs time to adapt to the style of play of Sarri, which contrasts with the counterattack of previous managers Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho.

"Sometimes we keep possession, and I understand that the fans want us to go forward (more directly), but it's part of football," Hazard said.

"We are still learning his concept, we are doing well, I like this kind of football".

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, Editing by Toby Davis)

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