Who will score more goals: Gonzalo Higuain or Michy Batshuayi?

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Who will score more goals: Gonzalo Higuain or Michy Batshuayi?

Both Chelsea and Crystal Palace have taken plunges on strikers in the January Transfer Window as Maurizio Sarri reunited with former Napoli talisman Gonzalo Higuain, bringing the Argentine to Stamford Bridge in a loan deal from Juventus which resulted in them allowing Belgian frontman Michy Batshuayi to join London rivals Palace until the end of the season. But who will score more goals out of the two?

Making a case for Higuain

Chelsea’s new man is in the twilight of his career and has notched up an impressive CV, bagging a total of 251 league goals at the likes of River Plate, Real Madrid, Napoli, Juventus and AC Milan, as well as 33 more for the Argentina National team.

However, after a somewhat unsatisfying six months in Milan, scoring just six goals in his 15 appearances, the 31-year-old agreed to come to the Premier League and join forces with Sarri once again.

Though they only spent a year together at the Partenopei, the man nicknamed ‘Pipita’ by fellow-natives completed the most successful season of his career when under Sarri’s leadership, hitting the back of the net a whopping 36 times in only 35 games; not a bad return and it’s easy to see why both were keen to reconcile.

In order for Chelsea to really see the best of their new signing it seems he will have plenty of work to do in the gym, with Sarri already admitting that he isn't in tip-top shape after arriving from Milan. It was a far from ideal debut for the Argentine either, as he started their 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday night, making little impact in the game.

We can't truly judge Higuain until he is 100% fit, but he could certainly be the finisher that this Chelsea team has been crying out for if he can hit top form.

Gonzalo Higuain Chelsea

Is Batshuayi Palace's solution for goals?

As for Batshuayi, he’s a 25-year-old with bags of potential, but is still to find a club where he’s been truly embraced.

Even after he scored the decisive goal in Chelsea's 2016-17 Premier League title success in his first season at the club after signing for £33.2m from Marseille, the Belgian has never nailed down his place in the team.

Having had a loan stint at German giants Borussia Dortmund where he scored nine times in 14 games, he then spent the first half the 2018/2019 season on loan at Valencia and only managed one goal in 15 La Liga appearances.

After being linked to both West Ham and Real Betis on deadline day, the Brussels-born forward opted against both, instead agreeing to join Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace in their quest for Premier League survival.

Batshuayi certainly has potnetial and, like Chelsea, Palace were absolutely crying out for a new centre-forward, having grown frustrated at the lack of fitness and form shown from club record signing Christian Benteke. If he can hit the ground running, Batshuayi could really help drag Palace away from the lower embers of the Premier League.

Michy Batshuayi

Verdict

Even with the knowhow of scoring seven Premier League goals under his belt already, Batshuayi will find chances difficult to come by in a conservative 4-5-1 system employed by the former England manager, therefore he’ll have his work cut out to outshoot the Argentine as Higuain scores goals wherever he goes.

The pressure is on for Chelsea’s new man, but with the likes of Jorginho, Willian, Pedro and Eden Hazard laying opportunities on a plate for him weekly, he’ll be sure to find his feet in driving this Chelsea team to a Champions League place.


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