He started seven out of the 15 matches during the same period. While Higuain has made contributions to Real Madrid, it appears that he has been marginalized in favor of Karim Benzema.
The sense of marginalization could give Higuain the temptation to find opportunities in other clubs. While Juventus may tempt Higuain, Chelsea will sign Higuain in the summer of 2012.
While Andres Villas-Boas, Chelsea's coach, denies that the club needs a striker, the truth is the opposite. Chelsea needs a striker who would replace Anelka.
The candidate would be Higuain within the summer transfer window. It remains to be seen what will transpire.