Chelsea: Why Olivier Giroud is one of the Blues’ most important players this season


Chelsea: Why Olivier Giroud is one of the Blues’ most important players this season

Olivier Giroud may not be every Chelsea fan’s idea of the quintessential striker but he sure is effective at what he does.

Under Maurizio Sarri this season, the Frenchman has had to make do with a bit-part role and although his contract expires in June, Chelsea are keen to retain his services.

Chelsea are more effective when Giroud plays

First, he alternated for a starting berth with Alvaro Morata and, since January, he has had to play second-fiddle to Gonzalo Higuain.

Even Eden Hazard, a midfielder, has been preferred in the striking role ahead of the former Arsenal man.