Olivier Giroud has done it again. Just when Chelsea needed him, the Frenchman popped up with a goal against Leeds United.
Giroud has found opportunities in the starting eleven hard to come by this term, despite scoring some crucial goals after the Premier League resumed post-lockdown.
Frank Lampard has been keen to look to the future, but Giroud’s four goals against Sevilla midweek suggested that looking backwards is not always a bad idea.
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Giroud was included in the starting eleven to feature against Leeds United this evening, as you may expect to after bagging four goals, and that decision has been justified.
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You can say what you like about Giroud, but he scores goals, and important ones too.
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How many times have we seen him making this kind of run towards the near post and finding a finish in this manner? He’s one of the finest centre-forwards the Premier League has seen this decade – and that’s just facts.