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Unloved Olivier Giroud stills hopes Chelsea offer him a new contract despite Sarri signing Gonzalo Higuain

Posted Saturday, February 16, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk62 hits

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud will become a free agent at the end of the season OLIVIER GIROUD is hopeful of Chelsea triggering his one-year contract extension. The France striker’s deal at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season but the club have an option for a further season. And Giroud, 32, will now wait before listening to lucrative pre-contract offers to leave the club a...Full Story »

Malmo 1 Chelsea 2: Barkley and Giroud earn first leg lead

Posted Friday, February 15, 2019 by Goal.com20 hits

Chelsea recovered some pride after their 6-0 thrashing away to Manchester City with a 2-1 Europa League last-32 victory at Malmo. Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud scored as Chelsea earned a 2-1 win away to Malmo in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 meeting. Chelsea had lost their past four straight away games in all competitions without scoring, a run that had its nadir in Sunday's 6...Full Story »

Barkley and Giroud give Chelsea narrow first-leg win over Malmo

Posted Friday, February 15, 2019 by PA13 hits

Chelsea responded from their embarrassing mauling at Manchester City with a jittery 2-1 win over Malmo in Thursday night’s Europa League last-32 first leg in Sweden.The Blues’ 6-0 loss to City was their worst defeat in 28 years and heaped mounting scrutiny on head coach Maurizio Sarri, whose concerns were eased, at least temporarily, by Ross Barkley after 30 minutes.Olivier Giroud ne...Full Story »

Giroud: I have never ruled out a return to France

Posted Monday, January 28, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com51 hits

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has hinted that he would be open for a return to France, but reiterated his primary choice is to remain in the Premier League. Giroud left France in 2012, signing with Arsenal on the back of scoring 21 goals for Montpellier as they claimed the Ligue 1 title. The 32-year-old moved across London 12 months ago but has struggled to hold down a regular spot under Ma...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Southampton - Chelsea set to be without injured Giroud

Posted Monday, December 31, 2018 by PA66 hits

Olivier Giroud is expected to miss out as Chelsea take on Southampton in the Premier League due to an ankle injury. Alvaro Morata could start as the main attacker and Eden Hazard is likely play in his preferred wide left role. Cesc Fabregas (neck), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (back), Pedro (hamstring) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring) could miss out. Ryan Bertrand could again be missing for Southa...Full Story »

Chelsea 'in trouble' after Olivier Giroud injury - Maurizio Sarri

Posted Monday, December 31, 2018 by ESPN80 hits

Maurizio Sarri said that mounting injuries have left Chelsea "in trouble" after Olivier Giroud suffered suspected ankle ligament damage during Sunday's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. Giroud left the field on crutches in the 76th minute after being injured by a James Tomkins tackle, while scoring an offside goal. Chelsea held onto the lead given to them by N'Golo Kante's earlier strike to move fiv...Full Story »

Vidi 2 Chelsea 2: Giroud spares Sarri's side in lacklustre draw

Posted Friday, December 14, 2018 by Goal.com55 hits

Willian and Olivier Giroud both scored free-kicks as Chelsea were made to earn a point against Vidi in their final Europa League group game. Olivier Giroud came off the bench to salvage an under-strength Chelsea a laboured 2-2 draw at Vidi in the Europa League on Thursday. With the Blues already confirmed as Group L winners, Maurizio Sarri made 10 changes to the side that beat Manchester Cit...Full Story »

Giroud salvages draw for much-changed Chelsea in Hungary

Posted Friday, December 14, 2018 by PA33 hits

Substitute Olivier Giroud saved Chelsea from an embarrassing Europa League loss at Vidi.Willian’s free-kick after 30 minutes was cancelled out immediately by an Ethan Ampadu own goal and Loic Nego struck a sumptuous volley after 56 minutes to give Vidi the lead.But Giroud’s fine free-kick 15 minutes from time earned a 2-2 draw in a match of little consequence for the Blues, who had a...Full Story »

Chelsea reserves Olivier Giroud and Cesc Fabregas show ridiculous six-packs in Blues gym pic

Posted Saturday, December 01, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk119 hits

CHELSEA stars Cesc Fabregas and Olivier Giroud show off their ridiculous six-packs in this vein-busting gym photo. But the Spaniard admits he has a way to go to catch up the bulging muscles of his Stamford Bridge team-mate. Chelsea pals Cesc Fabregas and Olivier Giroud show off their impressive physiques Fabregas, who has been linked with a January move to AC Milan, wrote: "I'm getting there ...Full Story »

Chelsea 4 PAOK 0: Giroud doubles up as Blues top Group L

Posted Friday, November 30, 2018 by Goal.com46 hits

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored his first Chelsea goal as the Blues ran out easy 4-0 winners at home to PAOK in Group L of the Europa League. Olivier Giroud's first-half double set up a comfortable 4-0 home win over 10-man PAOK in which Callum Hudson-Odoi opened his Chelsea account, Maurizio Sarri's side topping Group L after extending their run of wins to five matches. BATE's 2-0 home defeat of V...Full Story »

Olivier Giroud bags brace as Chelsea cruise past PAOK Salonika

Posted Friday, November 30, 2018 by PA22 hits

Olivier Giroud scored twice and Callum Hudson-Odoi netted his first goal for Chelsea as the Blues cruised to a 4-0 Europa League victory over 10-man PAOK Salonika at Stamford Bridge.Yevhen Khacheridi was sent off for the Greek visitors after just seven minutes and Olivier Giroud scored twice before half-time, the second a brilliant volley from a Cesc Fabregas pass.The 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi sco...Full Story »

France 1 - 0 Uruguay: Giroud penalty sees France edge past Uruguay

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by PA50 hits

Olivier Giroud’s second half penalty clinched France a 1-0 friendly win against Uruguay in Paris.Chelsea striker Giroud converted a 52nd minute spot kick to give the world champions a lift after their failure to qualify for the Nations League Finals.But Les Bleus’ win came at a price as Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe was forced out of the action with a shoulder injury.France ...Full Story »

Olivier Giroud: I will fight for Chelsea place

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Skysports.com49 hits

Olivier Giroud says he is fully focused on securing more game time at Chelsea Olivier Giroud has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Chelsea, insisting he will "fight" for his place at Stamford Bridge. The 32-year-old striker has started just four times in the Premier League this season under new head coach Maurizio Sarri, with Alvaro Morata often preferred in attack. Giro...Full Story »

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud believes he was over drink-driving limit on night Hugo Lloris was arrested

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk65 hits

OLIVIER GIROUD has admitted he would have been over the drink-drive limit on the night Hugo Lloris was arrested. The two footballers, along with Arsenal ace Laurent Koscielny, enjoyed a night out in London back in August. Olivier Giroud has admitted that if he was driving on the night Hugo Lloris was over the drink-drive limit, he would have also failed a breathalyser test - this was them out ...Full Story »

Giroud: It's impossible to declare you're homosexual in football

Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 by Marca.com68 hits

One of the most difficult subjects to speak about, homosexuality in football, has been tackled head on by Chelsea's Olivier Giroud, who has suggested that it's impossible for current players to come out as gay. Though the Frenchman has expressed the need for tolerance, the lack of players willing to open up about the subject shows that football still has a long way to go in its understanding....Full Story »

BATE Borisov 0 - 1 Chelsea FC: Olivier Giroud sends Chelsea into Europa League knockout stages

Posted Friday, November 09, 2018 by PA60 hits

Olivier Giroud scored his first Chelsea goal in 794 minutes as the Blues progressed to the Europa League knockout stages with a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov.Chelsea’s fourth win from as many Group L games – three of them now 1-0 – was played out in freezing fog and memorable only for France World Cup winner Giroud’s first Blues goal since May’s win over Liverpool.BATE, c...Full Story »

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

Posted Monday, October 01, 2018 by theguardian.com79 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 PA60 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 PA96 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.com102 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 »

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