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Chelsea face anxious wait for Higuain

1st February 2019, 18:14 by Tom Hill

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri may be without new forward Gonzalo Higuain for Saturday's home clash against Huddersfield Town.

The Argentinian is struggling with a back injury just days after making his debut for the Blues.

He started Wednesday's 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth but the former Milan forward may now need to pass a late fitness test.

Sarri has no other fitness concerns but is set to make changes after the 4-0 defeat against Bournemouth.

Chelsea have won two of the previous three Premier League meetings, including Sarri's first game as their head coach in August, and he has asked for patience from the club's fans.

He told reporters: "English football is in the hands of these teams because they had a plan and they were patient.

"In one the coach arrived five years ago, in another three years ago, and in the other two years ago.

"I want to remember that in the first season, [Jurgen] Klopp and Liverpool were in the middle of the table. I am a dreamer; I want to play my football."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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