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Sarri confirms Higuain arrival at Chelsea, but not in time for Spurs match

Expectations are high for Chelsea’s newest striker

Juventus v AC Milan - Italian Supercup Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for Lega Serie A

Chelsea built up Maurizio Sarri’s pre-match press conference earlier today as unmissable — “you won’t want to miss this”, announced the tweet — though as it turned out, it was fairly missable after all.

Sarri did confirm that Gonzalo Higuain is on his way, though he couldn’t provide any specific details. He did confirm that getting the striker in before the noon deadline in order to face Spurs tomorrow was “impossible” — the press conference took place one hour after said deadline, so presumably Sarri would’ve known if the striker had been registered with the Football League by then.

Higuain should thus be ready for the weekend’s FA Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday, which should provide an ideal debut occasion ... and maybe even a debut goal?

More interestingly, Sarri spoke openly about his expectations for the 31-year-old, whom he called a natural winner and built him up as someone giving the squad that bit of boost not only in terms of goals, but mentality as well.

Sarri did acknowledge that the former Juventus and Napoli striker had run into some difficulties at Milan, though he put that down to the quality of the Milan squad (especially when compared with Juventus). Sarri also acknowledged that Higuain’s arrival shows good faith from the club in his management, and hopefully that leads to a happy future for us all.

Good vibes only. So say we all.

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