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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud reveals the real reason he left Arsenal

The France international joined the Blues last month in a deal worth £20m.
The arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Emirates pushed him further down the pecking order and he was desperate for game time ahead of this summer’s World Cup. 184 more words

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UChelsea striker Olivier Giroud reacts to scoring first ever goal in FA Cup victory

The Blues has no problem in seeing off their Championship opponents and taking their place in the quarter final draw.
Goals from Pedro, Giroud and a brace from Willian ensured Antonio Conte’s side sent Chelsea supporters home happy. 158 more words

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Conte given selection headache ahead of Barcelona clash

After thrashing Hull City 4-0, Antonio Conte feels the Chelsea players have given him something to think about before facing Barcelona.Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Hull City in the FA Cup on Friday has given Antonio Conte selection headaches ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League visit.Conte’s side produced an excellent display against the Championship strugglers at Stamford Bridge, Willian stealing the show thanks to a brilliant brace, as Olivier Giroud also impressed with his first goal for the club and a pair of assists.Pedro got the other goal as Chelsea found themselves 4-0 up by half-time, despite the likes of Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante being rested.The comfortable scoreline gave Conte the chance to bring Giroud, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro off in the second half and now he has “doubts” over who to start against Barcelona after several eye-catching performances from his players.”For sure it was a positive night for us because we had the opportunity to rest important players, key players for us,” Conte told BT Sport.”But at the same time I saw players in good form. 145 more words

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What next for Arsenal - beyond the transfer window.

Adam Wright returns with another installment of “Thoughts of an Arsenal fan” 

So the transfer window has shut and Arsenal have cashed in on and bought in talent. 3,022 more words

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Giroud tells Chelsea board: We need to keep Hazard, Courtois

Olivier Giroud says it’s crucial Chelsea keep hold of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois.
Hazard and Courtois have yet to sign new contracts with the Blues amid speculation Real Madrid could make a move for the pair. 103 more words

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Giroud shows he can be Hazard’s perfect foil as Chelsea bounce back vs West Brom

The sight of Olivier Giroud in a Chelsea shirt is still a little uneasy on the eye. Here’s a striker who has spent the entirety of his Premier League career with Arsenal, who couldn’t get into the team over Alexandre Lacazette and who was deemed surplus to requirements upon the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Abameyang, leading the line for one of the Gunners’ most fierce London rivals in a game they desperately needed to win, following shock defeats to Bournemouth and Watford. 415 more words

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Chelsea 3 - 0 West Bromwich Albion

HO-LEE-FUCK, thank you Chelsea, thank you.

What a performance, seems Antonio Conte must read my blog here because he definitely listened to what I said after last week. 554 more words

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