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Olivier Giroud might not have been a popular signing after joining Chelsea from Arsenal in January. But one thing every Chelsea fan can agree with is that he has proven to be an efficient and reliable signing.

The 31-year-old didn’t score a goal in the World Cup or even get something as common as a shot on target despite playing all games for Les Blues, but he played a pivotal role in helping France win the World Cup.

Back to the Premier League, the World Cup winner started for the first time this season in the 4-1 win against Cardiff City, and the France international was key in that game. Although Giroud didn’t get a goal, he assisted Eden Hazard’s two goals and was a big force for Chelsea upfront.

After his performance on Saturday, Hazard labelled Giroud as the best targetman in the world and appreciated the understanding he has with him, and Giroud has returned the compliments by appreciating Hazard.

He said: “It’s very nice from him (Hazard). He knows what I think about him, he knows how much I enjoy playing with him. We have a special relationship. He knows how to play with me, I know how to play with him. It’s good for us and good for the team.

“We all feel satisfied in the dressing room. We want to carry on the good momentum, we are on a good run. We are very ambitious, so every game is very important.”

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