CROUCH EXPLAINS WHY CHELSEA FANS SHOULD BE HAPPY WITH THE SIGNING OF OLIVIER GIROUD

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Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal on transfer deadline day and Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, one of the strikers also linked with Chelsea, believes Chelsea signed the Premier League’s second best target man.

“I’ve always admired Olivier Giroud,” Crouch told Daily Mail.

“He is France’s No 9, he’s been to the World Cup and the Euros and worn that shirt with distinction. He’s a top striker and maybe he didn’t get as many chances as he deserved at Arsenal.

“Conte likes playing with big target men and you only have to think about how he used Graziano Pelle when he was in charge of Italy. Given Giroud’s ability and how Conte wants to play, he will be perfect for Chelsea.

“He was one of the best signings of the window. He is good technically, strong and great in the air. I’d go as far as to say they got themselves the division’s second best looking target man.”

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