OLIVIER GIROUD’S superior foursome destroyed Sevilla as Chelsea sealed prime spot of their Champions League group.
The recalled French striker, 34, struck along with his left and proper foot earlier than heading a traditional third and tucking house a late penalty following a foul on himself.
Olivier Giroud salutes his second Chelsea aim on his method to a unbelievable 4 targets earlier than being taken off late onCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Olivier Giroud doubles Chelsea’s lead in Sevilla with a good higher end than his fantastic openerCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
And it absolutely means Blues’ boss Frank Lampard must decide the Euro-goal specialist extra within the Premier League
Having notched Chelsea’s last-gasp winner in opposition to Rennes final week, Giroud curved a medical eighth-minute opener, teed up on his left foot by Kai Havertz’s surging run and go.
The Blues’ highly effective begin pale and actually Sevilla ere urgent for a leveller when Giroud grabbed an excellent second on 54 minutes.
Fed by Mateo Kovacic’s fantastic ball, he snaked free to go one-on-one with Sevilla Alfonso Pastor and hearth excessive into the web.
And his treble strike arrived 20 minutes later, nodding house imperiously from N’Golo Kante’s equally-classy cross.
And after he himself was fouled, he tucked house a late penalty.
That gave the French World Cup winner 16 Euro targets for Chelsea, greater than any participant for an English aspect over the identical two years.
He’s additionally the oldest Blues’ participant to internet greater than as soon as in a European recreation – at 34 years and 63 days.
Frank Lampard protests as Chelsea battle to carry onto their leadCredit score: Reuters
Chelsea starter Callum Hudson-Odoi wriggles away from Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez on this Champions League group tieCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Keeper Edouard Mendy nips in to save lots of Chelsea as Karim Rekik and Yousseff En-Nesyri hove for Sevilla Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Cesar Azpilicueta helps Olivier Giroud have a good time his early Chelsea opener in SevillaCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Olivier Giroud arrives to reward Chelsea’s fantastic begin with an eighth-minute openerCredit score: Reuters