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Everyone praises Olivier Giroud after perfect Chelsea hat-trick

Olivier Giroud – Top Europa League goalscorer

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is getting all the plaudits on Thursday evening after scoring a perfect hat-trick against Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League.

Despite criticism of Maurizio Sarri over the past few months, Chelsea have really gone through the gears in the Europa League.

The Blues have only conceded four goals during the entire tournament and have confidently seen off any team that stood in their way.

Their latest impressive performance came against Dynamo Kyiv on Thursday when they secured their place in the quarter-finals.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea arrives outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Chelsea FC at Turf Moor on October 28, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Chelsea hit Kyiv for five

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea travelled to Ukraine just needing to stay solid and not concede too many goals.

With a 3-0 aggregate lead, Kyiv needed a miracle but their hopes were dashed by Olivier Giroud in the 5th minute.

The Frenchman scored his first goal of the night, scoring with his left foot after flick on by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

It took just under 20 minutes more until Giroud had put Chelsea 2-0 up on the night.

This time he scored with his right foot after a cross from Marcos Alonso.

Alonso then got himself on the scoresheet just before half-time and Giroud was just as influential in that goal.

Giroud played a brilliant ball through to Callum Hudson-Odoi with the Englishman playing the ball across to Alonso for a tap-in.

After the half-time break, Giroud completed a perfect hat-trick by scoring a header in the 59th minute.

That goal even took him to top of the Europa League goalscoring charts with nine goals, one more than Salzburg’s Moanes Dabour and two more than Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder.

Social media praises Giroud’s brilliant performance

Safe to say, a perfect hat-trick is no easy feat.

Despite the opposition, Olivier Giroud’s performance against Kyiv was simply brilliant.

That was an opinion shared by many on social media on Thursday evening.

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