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Olivier Giroud may look the part but Chelsea would welcome a goal or two

Posted Monday, October 01, 2018 by theguardian.com54 hits

Olivier Giroud is still finding goals hard to come by. There was a moment in Maurizio Sarri's post‑match press conference on Saturday when, having eulogised Eden Hazard and spoken of the way he has challenged him to score 40 goals this season, the Chelsea manager was asked about the danger of being dependent on one player. Pedro and Willian, he replied, could score 10. Which is fair. Pedro has...Full Story »

Olivier Giroud: I was going to be taken off before scoring France’s winner

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA42 hits

France match-winner Olivier Giroud admits he was aware he was about to be substituted before he scored his landmark goal in the 2-1 Nations League victory over Holland.In addition to ending his 10-match international drought the 75th-minute strike took him past Zinedine Zidane to third on France’s all-time list with 32 goals.“I thought I was going to be taken off. The game against Ge...Full Story »

France 2 - 1 Netherlands: Giroud to the rescue for France as world champions make winning return to Paris

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA73 hits

France striker Olivier Giroud ended his 10-match goalless run with the winner as the world champions’ return to Paris for the first time since their summer success in Russia ended in a 2-1 victory over Holland.Ryan Babel looked to have spoiled the homecoming party in the capital with his first competitive international goal in 13 years to cancel out Kylian Mbappe’s opener in the Nati...Full Story »

Giroud: Chelsea teammates asked me about international retirement

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com84 hits

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud admits teammates have asked him about international retirement. It's been put to Giroud that after winning the World Cup, at 31, now would be the right time to leave the French national team. He told Le Parisian: "A teammate with Chelsea already asked me this question. "As long as I feel good, can bring something to the team and the coach calls me, I am availa...Full Story »

Nabil Fekir would be 'happily welcomed' at Chelsea - Olivier Giroud

Posted Thursday, August 09, 2018 by ESPN99 hits

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said he and Eden Hazard spoke to Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir about a possible move to Stamford Bridge during the World Cup, adding that he would "happily welcome" him to the club. Fekir was not involved as Chelsea beat Ligue 1 side Lyon 5-4 on penalties after a goalless draw in their final preseason friendly at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, having returned to ...Full Story »

Hazard, Kante and Giroud set to miss Chelsea's season opener

Posted Wednesday, August 08, 2018 by Goal.com130 hits

Two World Cup winners and a talismanic forward could all sit out the Blues' first Premier League game of the season, Maurizio Sarri has hintedMaurizio Sarri is unlikely to select Chelsea's World Cup stars for his first Premier League game in charge away to Huddersfield Town on Saturday. World Cup winners N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud have spent little time working with the new head coach, who...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid coach Simeone pushing to beat Marseille for Giroud

Posted Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com113 hits

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is pushing for management to bid for Olivier Giroud, The race for the Chelsea centre-forward is heating up, with Atletico and Olympique Marseille in contact with his camp about a departure from London. France Football says Simeone is a big fan of Giroud and want to see him signed in the next month. For his part, Giroud has performed a U-turn in recent wee...Full Story »

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud soaks up sunshine during post-World Cup holiday with wife

Posted Saturday, July 28, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk153 hits

OLIVIER GIROUD has been soaking up the sunshine and playing beach volleyball while on holiday with his wife. The Chelsea star is enjoying a well-deserved break in Formentera after he steered France to World Cup glory in Russia. Olivier Giroud has been married to the American since 2011 Giroud splashed about in the sea during a game of volleyball with his friends. He looked in high spirits as...Full Story »

Olivier Giroud targeted by Atletico Madrid in loan deal with Chelsea

Posted Sunday, July 22, 2018 by Skysports.com93 hits

Atletico Madrid have approached Chelsea for Olivier Giroud Atletico Madrid have approached Chelsea over the possibility of taking Olivier Giroud on loan, according to Sky sources. However, it is believed Chelsea would prefer to do a permanent deal with the Spanish club. Giroud scored three goals in 13 appearances for the Blues last season after joining from London rivals Arsenal in January. ...Full Story »

Celtic stars Moussa Dembele, Olivier Ntcham and Odsonne Edouard involved in car crash as Range Rover ends up in bushes close to Irn-Bru factory

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk104 hits

CELTIC stars Moussa Dembele, Olivier Ntcham and Odsonne Edouard have been involved in a road smash in Cumbernauld as a Range Rover careered off the road and ended up in bushes. Cops swooped in on the scene at Mollins Road - 10 miles outside of Glasgow - near Barr's Irn-Bru factory this afternoon around 2.20pm. Celtic players have been involved in a road accident in Cumbernauld, 10 miles outsid...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps hails Olivier Giroud after France triumph in friendly

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by PA50 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps saluted striker Olivier Giroud as he matched superstar Zinedine Zidane’s international goals tally ahead of the World Cup finals.The 31-year-old Chelsea hitman struck for the 31st time for his country in a 2-0 friendly victory over the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France to join an exclusive group of players.Deschamps said: “It means that he’...Full Story »

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud: I want be lucky charm for Champions League and FA Cup

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk80 hits

Olivier Giroud is aiming to finish the season strong with Chelsea The Frenchman scored the winner against Liverpool on Sunday to keep Chelsea's hopes of a top-four finish alive. In-form Chelsea's Champions League hopes looked dead and buried a month ago. But four successive wins means they can still catch Tottenham and Liverpool, who lead Antonio Conte's men by two and three points respective...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 1 - 0 Liverpool: Giroud winner sees Chelsea home against Liverpool

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by PA85 hits

Chelsea boosted their hopes of Champions League qualification as Olivier Giroud’s first half header earned a 1-0 win over Liverpool.Tottenham’s loss at West Brom on Saturday and Giroud’s fourth goal in five games, earning a win over Champions League finalists Liverpool, took Antonio Conte’s Blues two points behind their London rivals with two games to go.The Reds have wor...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Giroud fancies Cup final shootout with Man Utd's Alexis

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com127 hits

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is looking forward to a shootout with Manchester United attacker Alexis Sanchez for the FA Cup final. Giroud and Sanchez both left Arsenal in the January transfer window. Giroud scored the opener in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Southampton in the semi-finals on Sunday while, a day earlier, Sanchez scored one and helped create the winner as Tottenham were beaten. "I ...Full Story »

Chelsea 2 - 0 Southampton: Olivier Giroud sinks Saints again as Chelsea reach FA Cup final

Posted Monday, April 23, 2018 by PA96 hits

Olivier Giroud proved the scourge of Southampton once again, setting Chelsea on course for FA Cup semi-final success and a mouth-watering clash with Manchester United.A week after coming off the bench to net a brace and inspire a remarkable comeback win at embattled Saints in the Premier League, the 31-year-old returned to haunt Mark Hughes’ side at Wembley.Southampton’s first FA Cup...Full Story »

Southampton 2 - 3 Chelsea FC: Olivier Giroud sparks Chelsea fightback at relegation-threatened Southampton

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2018 by PA89 hits

Substitute Olivier Giroud inspired Chelsea to a 3-2 comeback triumph at St Mary’s which dealt a big blow to Southampton’s Premier League survival hopes. Goals from Dusan Tadic and debutant Jan Bednarek looked to have put Saints in control, but Giroud’s introduction on 61 minutes proved decisive. The France striker headed the previously listless visitors back into the game, ...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Giroud: Definitely right decision to leave Arsenal

Posted Saturday, March 17, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com113 hits

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is adamant he made the right decision to quit Arsenal in January. Giroud swapped the Gunners for Premier League champions Chelsea on the final day of the winter transfer window as he sought out regular playing time. Asked whether he felt it was right to leave Arsenal for Chelsea in January, Giroud told reporters at the Camp Nou: "Yes, definitely. "I am settlin...Full Story »

Roma wanted Giroud as Dzeko replacement, sporting director Monchi confirms

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com117 hits

Olivier Giroud was top of Roma's list of transfer targets had Chelsea met the asking price for Edin Dzeko, according to the Serie A club's sporting director Monchi. Although the Premier League champions signed defender Emerson Palmieri from the Giallorossi, Roma rejected offers for striker Dzeko. Giroud eventually moved from Arsenal to Stamford Bridge as part of a deadline day transfer trian...Full Story »

Arsenal legend Henry: Giroud never wanted Chelsea move

Posted Friday, February 02, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com152 hits

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry claims Olivier Giroud never wanted to move to Chelsea. The French striker brought an end to five-and-a-half years in north London on Wednesday, signing for Antonio Conte's side in an £18million deal. Henry is convinced Giroud was disappointed over the transfer. "What I like the most is, it's not like he wanted to go to Chelsea," Henry said on Sky Sports. &#...Full Story »

Chelsea snap up Giroud from Arsenal as Batshuayi leaves on loan

Posted Thursday, February 01, 2018 by Marca.com177 hits

Olivier Giroud has completed a deadline day move from Arsenal to Chelsea on an 18-month deal for around 22 million euros. After 253 games and 105 goals for the Gunners, the French striker is set to reinforce the Blues' attacking force and share playing time with Alvaro Morata. In a chain of transfers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had already taken Giroud's place in Arsene Wenger's squad on dead...Full Story »

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