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Sarri reckons Chelsea ‘can do very well’ if Higuain stays

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea ‘can do very well’ if on-loan forward Gonzalo Higuain remains at the club.

The 31-year-old scored in Chelsea‘s 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday, a win which lifted Sarri’s side to third in the Premier League, with results elsewhere confirming their return to next seasons Champions League.

Higuain has scored five times in 13 appearances since signing on-loan from Italian champions Juventus in January, and at times has looked like he has struggled to adapt to the physical demands of English football.

Despite Higuain’s underwhelming start to life in West London, Sarri has backed the former Argentina international to score regularly should he remain at Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis.

“I don’t know about Gonzalo Higuain’s future, you have to ask the club,” Sarri told BBC’s Match of the Day .

“If he’s staying then we can do very well in the next season.”

Chelsea have an option to purchase Higuain for £31.6m this summer, or they can extend the player’s loan for another season for a fee of £15.6m.

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