When the international break is done Chelsea have got a big few months ahead of them.
Of course the race for the top four in the Premier League is going to go down to the wire with four clubs going for two places.
At the moment, Chelsea are playing catch up as they sit in sixth place. At the moment they are four points behind Tottenham Hotspur, three behind Arsenal or are fourth, while Manchester United are just a point above.
With eight games to go, the Blues need to find some consistency if they are to guarantee a spot in the Champions League for next season.
The Blues can get there another way, if they win the Europa League and they have a great chance of that as they look to take on Slavia Prague in the quarter-final.
If they can get through the Czechs then they will have to take on either Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-final, with the final at the end of May in Baku, Azerbaijan.
However, to get through in one of those ways, the Blues need to sort out their front line issue and it might be time for Sarri to drop his main man and give Olivier Giroud his chance.
Gonzalo Higuain’s loan spell at Chelsea has not particularly gone to plan so far. In ten appearances so far, the Argentine has netted just three times so far and that has come against two teams struggling in the Premier League.
The Juventus loanee bagged a brace against Huddersfield Town and one at Fulham, however when it is has come to the bigger sides then the 31-year-old has gone missing.
To be fair to Higuain, he was recovering from illness ahead of the defeat to Everton last weekend, but it was a really sub-par performance from the striker.
However, Giroud’s form has been completely the opposite and he is in a fantastic goal-scoring streak, which added with another goal for France last night in their 4-1 win over Moldova.
The 32-year-old has been Chelsea’s number one guy in the Europa League. The striker netted the perfect hat-trick in the 5-0 drubbing of Dynamo Kiev which took his tally to nine goals in nine games.
Added to that he has added another two assists, but his frustration is clearly boiling up under the surface.
“Of course it’s frustrating,” Giroud told French radio station RTL. “I have the impression there is clearly no competition [for places in attack] since January.
“It’s like that, I know that I will only play in the Europa League. I try to do what it takes to be as effective and as important as I can for the team.”
Higuain’s time at the Blues has been frustrating, but he is Sarri’s man and the Italian was keen on getting him over to the Premier League and firing them to the Champions League.
However, plans have to change and adapt and the Blues need their most in-form players on the pitch, which Giroud is right now.
The other element to his game is his ability to bring others into play and Eden Hazard has said before how much he enjoys playing with Giroud.
Now is the time for the Frenchman to get his chance and prove that he can be the number one striker.