Chelsea came back from one goal down to ultimately cruise to victory against Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City side at Stamford Bridge yesterday. A hat-trick from the Blues’ talisman, Eden Hazard, sealed the points before Willian rounded the scoring off with a wonderful long-range effort.
Whilst the Belgian superstar took home the match ball, much of the credit for Chelsea’s triumph must go to Olivier Giroud. The former Arsenal man, whilst failing to get amongst the goals himself, was at the heart of his team’s attacking play.
The Frenchman bagged two assists and was generally imperious in his hold up play. Giroud’s ability to combine with his fellow forwards and link up play in the final third led Hazard to label him “maybe the best target man in the world” in a post-match interview with Sky Sports.
After the match, plenty of Chelsea fans took to Twitter to heap further praise on the World Cup winner who led the line to such great effect…
Never understood why Arsenal were so happy to let him go! He’d be a perfect partner for Auba right now. So glad we got him!
— LukeCFC (@SarriCFC1905) 15 September 2018
That touch from Giroud is sensational. People who can’t see how important he is must be blind. Not all about goals.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) 15 September 2018
Fantastic touch , Giroud is a good attacking link , he is a point man , France saw that and began to use him and they won the world cup . Underatted i must say
— MY (@DipoSpeak) 15 September 2018
Giroud thinks like Hazard.
Morata does not.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) 15 September 2018
Giroud is light years ahead of Morata when it comes to link-up play.
— CFC (@CFCWriter) 15 September 2018
Going forward it has to be Giroud over Morata
— Jared Wilson (@Space_Boy90) 15 September 2018