Claude Makelele faults Maurizio Sarri for replacing Morata with Higuain

Claude Makelele faults Maurizio Sarri for replacing Morata with Higuain

- Chelsea signed Higuian to replace Morata who was misfiring at the time

- The Blues landed the services of the Argentine on a season-long loan deal with the option of buying

- But Higuain has struggled at Stamford Bridge, scoring just four goals in 12 appearances

Former Chelsea midfielder, Claude Makelele, has questioned Maurizio Sarri's decision to replace Alvaro Morata with Gonzalo Higuian.

Higuain was signed on a season-long loan deal from Juventus in January, but has struggled in front of goal since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

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He has scored just four goals for the Blues in 12 appearances and was criticised for his woeful performance against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, April 28.

His arrival at Chelsea forced Morata out of the club, with the Spaniard joining Atletico Madrid on an 18-month loan deal.

However, Makelele, who featured for Chelsea over 200 times feels his former side erred in letting Morata leave.

He said: ''He (Sarri) prefers Higuain because he’s more adapted with Hazard and Willian, he had him before, he knows Higuain very well, so he knows the mentality and spirit [of Sarri’s team].''

"But for me, the one is Morata, he’s a real striker. He’s like [Karim] Benzema a little bit, technically soft, scores goals, not selfish, runs, I think he’s quicker than Higuain and Giroud.''

Meanwhile, since his loan move to the La Liga giants, Morata has notched an impressive six goals in 14 matches.

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