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Olivier Giroud ‘key’ to Eden Hazard’s success at Chelsea

Giroud is unselfish

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is partly the reason the Blues are doing so well.

The forward hasn’t been on the scoresheet much this season for the Blues – but he’s the reason Eden Hazard is having a sensational season.

That’s according to Danny Higginbottom, who thinks the lack of self interest from Giroud is rare and much like Diego Costa.

He said to Sky Sports“He drags centre-backs out which makes space for others – he’s so difficult to mark.

“That’s what separates him and Alvaro Morata, who is a centre-forward that likes to stretch the game but he doesn’t create space.

“Giroud has different characteristics to Diego Costa but their style of play is very similar. They both like to drop deep. It’s no surprise to see that Hazard had a fruitful season when playing with Costa – he was getting into dangerous areas all the time and Giroud is providing the same option.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: Alvaro Morata of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group L match between Chelsea and Vidi FC at Stamford Bridge on October 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Chelsea title chances

The Blues are no strangers to winning the title under a new manager.

They’ve done it several times before, and could well do it again under Maurizio Sarri.

 

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The Blues face Man United this weekend.

Of course, Jose Mourinho is Chelsea’s greatest ever manager, and is now at their rival side.

It will be the first time Mourinho and Sarri have faced off, and it’s certainly one that’s attracted plenty of attention.

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