READ WHAT GIROUD HAS TO SAY AFTER SCORING FIRST CHELSEA GOAL

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Olivier Giroud was on song today as he scored his first goal for Chelsea having joined from Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

He had an assist against West Brom on Monday night in which he set up Eden Hazard and got a goal and assist against Hull City tonight.

Willian scored twice against the Tigers to send the Blues through into the last eight of the FA Cup and Giroud teed up the Brazilian to find the back of the net tonight.

Giroud admitted after the game that he’s been waiting to score his first goal for the club and was relieved when he did.

“To be honest, I was waiting for it,” Giroud told BT Sport after the game. “I had a couple of chances in the previous game. It was very important for me to score this first goal and it relieves me a little bit.”

Speaking about his role as a target man to hold up the ball and bring runners into play, Giroud added.

“I assist Eden last time and today I set up Willian’s one and I’m very happy and I take a lot of pleasure on the pitch.”

He also revealed that he’s pleased with the team spirit shown in recent games after the defeats to Bournemouth and Watford.

He said: “You can see the team has good team cohesion and it was very important to bounce back from the two games before, the West Brom game. We’ve been through a disappointing result. It’s very nice. Two clean sheets. Seven goals. Very good for the confidence. It’s what we needed.

“We need momentum. Everything is going in the right way. We’re very pleased with these two last games so let’s carry on.”

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