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Can Chelsea star Gonzalo Higuain shine against Manchester City’s defence?

If you are looking for an impact Fantasy Premier League player, then Chelsea’s Gonzalo Higuain may just be the forward you need.

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Higuain goes into gameweek 26 against Manchester City, who play in midweek against Everton. Pep Guardiola’s defence could be softened up for the bruising Argentine striker at the weekend.

Is Gonzalo Higuain the FPL answer in gameweek 26?

Higuain has scored two goals in 155 minutes of Premier League play. That is one goal every 78 minutes.

The Argentine striker played one season under manager Maurizio Sarri at Napoli. Of all the players at Stamford Bridge, other than Jorginho, Higuain understands Sarri and his tactics.

Therefore, it makes sense — on paper — that Higuain will thrive as Chelsea’s preferred No. 9. Especially with forward Eden Hazard supplying Higuain with passes in the final third.

Higuain is still nicely priced for a top-class No. 9. The Argentine will set back FPL managers just £9.5 million. It may be the last gameweek in which managers will pay under £10m for the hitman.

Over 112,000 FPL managers have already selected Higuain for gameweek 26. It is still a relatively low number as FPL managers play the wait and see game.

But after Higuain strikes the back of the old onion bag against Manchester City, his transfer price will surely sky-rocketed.

FPL managers shouldn’t wait and get in on Gonzalo Higuain now.

Chelsea’s form against Manchester City

Manchester City’s away match against Everton at Goodison Park shouldn’t be underestimated. The game takes place four days before Chelsea arrive at the Etihad.

Even an Everton loss could weaken Manchester City ahead of Chelsea’s arrival. The Blues will be well rested by the time the two rivals kick off at 4:00 pm GMT.

The last six matches between Chelsea and Manchester City have ended in three wins for the Blues and three wins for the Cityzens.

Chelsea won their previous meeting this season at Stamford Bridge, 2-0. Prior to that league win, Manchester City had defeated the Blues in three straight games all competitions keeping clean sheets in all three.

Chelsea’s last win at the Etihad came in 2016. The Blues came back from a goal down to win 3-1.