In our poll yesterday, we asked Chelsea fans whether their January signing Olivier Giroud should get the nod up front ahead of Alvaro Morata for this weekend’s crunch fixture against Manchester City – who has enjoyed relatively unchecked playing time at the top of Antonio Conte’s formation this season.
The ex-Real Madrid striker hasn’t disappointed this year either, with 10 league goals to his name this season and 5 assists to go with it.
Giroud offers a different kind of threat to the off-the-shoulder style of Morata. His hold-up play is what kept him in Arsene Wenger’s starting XI at Arsenal despite a series of goal scoring droughts and he proved his worth in only his second game with the club by registering an assist against West Brom on February 12th.
Those Chelsea fans who voted in our poll generally agreed that the £18m-rated Giroud should be given a starting spot against City, with 76% of them voting in favour of the Frenchman.
Here is the result of our poll in full:
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