Higuain nets brace as Blues thrash Terriers

English Premier League

Higuain finally announced himself to the Blues faithful after 16 minutes when he sent home a thumping finish past Jan Lossl following some good work by N'Golo Kante.

Lossl was certainly the busier of the two goalkeepers, as Cesar Azpilicueta unleashed a long-range strike shot that was brilliantly tipped away by the Huddersfield shot-stopper on 23 minutes.

Four minutes later, Terriers manager Jan Siewert opted for a tactical switch as Isaac Mbenza made way for Steve Mounie.

The hosts were awarded a penalty on the stroke of halftime following a foul from Elias Kachunga, which allowed Eden Hazard to smash home from 12-yards out and double the lead.

The Terriers managed to get forward for the first time in the game when Philip Billing’s shot from 30-yards drew a save from Kepa Arrizabalaga on 54 minutes.

However, Chelsea increased their advantage when Hazard brought Ross Barkley’s into his stride to fire past Lossl on 66 minutes.

Three minutes later, Hazard and Kante combined to set up Higuain, who found the back of the net with a deflected effort from around 25-yards out.

Kachunga’s woeful afternoon continued after he deflected David Luiz’s header into his own net as the Blues ran out 5-0 winners at the Bridge.