Chelsea looking for 'common ground' in Eden Hazard deployment - Gianfranco Zola

Spurs will be hoping to have Harry Kane back as soon as possible

"It's a team I've always liked that has a lot of history, a wonderful stadium and they play in the Premier League, a league I've always wanted to play in".

"I think he can do the same here".

Chelsea's loan capture of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus is expected to enable Hazard to feature out wide on a more regular basis, with Zola accepting the Belgium worldwide prefers to operate off a striker.

This might be the flawless opportunity for Higuain to get his first minutes in a Chelsea shirt. That's what we need.

Higuain will be reunited with Sarri, who managed the 31-year-old at Napoli and made him his top target in the January transfer window.

Giroud was handed a rare start against Spurs, with head coach Maurizio Sarri having favoured Eden Hazard as a "false nine" in recent matches, and the France worldwide told ESPN FC he had found it hard to accept his lack of game time. "I can't wait to start and I hope to adapt as soon as possible".

"I think it's going to be hard for him to get up to speed so quickly".

He scored 36 league goals in 35 games for Napoli, breaking the Serie A single-season record.

Higuain has struggled since being forced out of Juventus in the summer by the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring just eight times in 22 appearances for Milan.

Higuain is expected to start against Wednesday with a view to establishing himself as Sarri's preferred striking option for the rest of the season, but Giroud said he would continue to fight for a starting spot. I try to have fun with my striker and the other winger.

"What we're trying to achieve here is consistency in performances, because it's the nature of the league".

"I think Morata is a very good player and has the characteristics for playing in my team", added Sarri.

Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek could return from a back injury to face the Owls, but Victor Moses has completed an 18-month loan move to Fenerbahce and Alvaro Morata is nearing an exit to Atletico Madrid. He can score in many ways and I'm sure there are a lot of expectations on him.

"It's an wonderful football club Sheffield Wednesday, fantastic fan-base and they will be very vocal on Sunday evening", he added. "So we needed to change".



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