That is according to Sky Sports pundit and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, who believes the Juventus loanee’s brace against Huddersfield is not a true indication of whether he will be a hit.
Higuain opened his account for Chelsea on his third appearance – the 5-0 victory against the Premier League’s bottom club last Saturday.
He will be hoping to get on the scoresheet again when they make the daunting trip to Manchester City this afternoon.
And Carragher believes Higuain’s promising partnership with Eden Hazard will be put to the test at the Etihad Stadium.
“It will be a lot more tougher than against Huddersfield last week,” he said on Goals on Sunday.
“There looked like there was a relationship, a partnership, with Eden Hazard. It will be interesting to see that today.
“And I think on the back of the poor away performances we have seen from Chelsea, it was a big win last week.
“But I don’t think we should get too carried away, it was Huddersfield at home.
“I think it will be games like this where you’ll decide if Higuain is the real deal”
“I think it will be games like this where you’ll decide if Higuain is the real deal.
“Not just today but obviously over the rest of the season and maybe next season if he’s still here. Then you can judge him really.
“Of course it was a promising start but you should take into account the opposition.”
Pep Guardiola’s side will leapfrog Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table if they beat Chelsea.
Carragher believes the Blues’ visit is one of City’s toughest remaining fixtures but he expects them to claim all three points.
“I think Man City will win today,” he said.
“I think Jurgen Klopp said a few weeks ago you’d expect City to win every game and I think that’s the mentality of Liverpool. They just have to do their own job.
“But there’s no doubt this is one of City’s biggest games between now and the end of the season where you think there could be a chance they drop points.
“I think if they perform like they did last week against Arsenal, they will have no problem in beating Chelsea today.”