Chelsea put their recent English Premier League woes behind them on Monday night, storming to a 3-0 victory at home to bottom-placed West Bromwich Albion.
After defeats against Bournemouth and Watford in successive matches, under pressure manager Antonio Conte was aiming to avoid losing three league matches in a row since his time in charge of Serie A side Atalanta.
His team delivered with Eden Hazard getting a goal in each half, with Victor Moses netting between the Belgian’s double.
It was a night that Conte made a number of changes with Cesc Fabregas and Thomas Christensen coming into the side and recent signing Olivier Giroud making his first start for the club.
Giroud was in fine form and while he didn’t score, he did assist Hazard for the opening goal of the night.
Fans were delighted with the Frenchman’s performance believe he’s starting a bright new partnership with the impressive Hazard.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— Oyinkansola (@honeydrizzles) February 12, 2018
Giroud was just ? let’s see what happens in the next games #CFC
— Tav (@whatTheToughTav) February 12, 2018
Thoughts from tonights game
— Matt (@MattKeir93) February 12, 2018
The understanding and the combination between Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard was wonderful last night. They were aware of each other's movements & runs. Giroud's phycial strength & hold up play opened up more space for Hazard to attack & shoot more. This duo though. ???? #CFC pic.twitter.com/kZO9VPbL8O
— ➑ Siyadha Salim ➑ (@Siyadha) February 13, 2018
— DJ B.o.B. (@IamDjBoB) February 13, 2018
— Kipkora (@shem_17th) February 12, 2018
giroud changed the look of the side… hes gotta start against barce.. shame he dint score… christensen is vital in that side now… long way off where they need to be but a better result #cfc
— Lee Thompson (@leetommo10) February 12, 2018
Giroud is definitely my #1 pick ahead of Morata (fitness pending). Dave and Chris at CB is a no brainer. Good result, all things considered. #CFC
— Dan (@danfinan) February 12, 2018
Thought Giroud played well tonight, unfortunate not to score. You can see that Hazard and co will benefit from his link-up play. He has a tendency to play ever pass first-time. Promising! #CFC
— Llion Carbis (@carbislli) February 12, 2018
3 goals, clean sheet, back three looking more confident & passing forward more ? Giroud had a solid match, think he will be an important addition! Happy Blue tonight! #CFC
— Damian Morgan (@DamianMorgan) February 12, 2018