Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has scored his first Blues goal for six months to give them the lead against BATE Borisov this evening.
It had been a frustrating evening for Maurizio Sarri’s side up until this point, with the team dominating possession but failing to create a great deal.
Giroud now has his first of the season thanks to a well-taken header into the bottom corner, as Chelsea found a more direct route to goal after plenty of probing.
Chelsea fielded a strong side for this Europa League clash, but it’s someone who’s not always a regular starter who’s ultimately made the difference.
Watch the Giroud goal video below as CFC finally have a 1-0 lead…