Chelsea somehow salvaged a dramatic 2-1 victory over Cardiff City on Sunday – and many of the club’s supporters raged at striker Gonzalo Higuain for his performance.
The Blues managed to score twice late on to cancel out a Cardiff opener and remain in the hunt for the top four.
Victor Camarasa put the hosts in front at the start of the second-half with a first time finish, but Maurizio Sarri’s team did respond late on and the introduction of the substitutes helped.
Cesar Azplilcueta netted a header from a corner and Chelsea can consider themselves lucky that the officials didn’t spot he was in an offside position.
Antonio Rudiger then was perhaps fortunate to escape a potential red card, before the Blues scored in injury time with a bullet header from substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Eden Hazard came off the bench to inject some quality to a Chelsea team that were struggling to create, while duo Loftus-Cheek and Olivier Giroud also came off the bench to great effect.
Higuain has now scored just three goals in 11 appearances across all competitions since he moved to West London on loan in January.
The Argentinian centre-forward offered very little goal threat at the point off attack and many believe that teammate Giroud is a much stronger option moving forward.
Here are some of the Chelsea fans tearing into Higuain:
Higuain looks overweight unfit and not interested in the slightest. Meanwhile, Giroud, 3rd top goal scorer for the world champions, is on the bench again…#CFC
— Karl Scott (@karlscott21) March 31, 2019
Thought higuain was going to be a good signing 🙃#cfc
— Alex Hughes (@alex95hughes) March 31, 2019
Don’t understand why higuain is still on the pitch instead of giroud
— SF (@FaboCFC) March 31, 2019
I cant believe we got Higuain, and Milan got Piatek. We got the bad end of that deal for sure. #CFC
— Nick Blakely (@CFCNicholas) March 31, 2019
— Harsha (@iamatrueblue) March 31, 2019
Higuain reminds me of the old man most useless pub teams has up front.
— Pie London (@PieCFC) March 31, 2019
No more higuain please…. No more kovacic…. No morrrrrreeeeeeeeeeee……..#CFC
— dafi bahasuan (@dafibahasuan) March 31, 2019
I cannot stand Higuain. Finished footballer. Fat. Slow. Lazy.
Good finisher yes.
— Wazzygib_CFC (@wazzygib) March 31, 2019