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Ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup game against Sheffield Wednesday later today, Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has hailed the FA Cup as a special competition.

The 32-year-old striker has four FA Cup winners’ medals to his name and is hoping to win the FA Cup for a fifth time.

“The FA Cup is always special for English teams,” Giroud said.

“Cup games are different. You don’t have to think too much about the next game because it’s not a championship. If you lose, you’re out so that is the beauty of this competition. I have won four times, and I would love to win it again.

“We want to win something as soon as possible. We have the League Cup, the FA Cup will be a target, and the Europa League as well will be a big target for us.”

Giroud spectacularly opened the scoring at the Wembley Stadium in last season’s semifinal against Southampton with Chelsea going on to beat Manchester United in the final.

“Wembley is one of the biggest stadiums I have played in. It’s a great feeling, especially the final which is a big show with the fireworks and the national anthem. You always feel something special in this moment,” Giroud added.

“I have been decisive for Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley, in semi-finals and finals. I hope this year is going to be the same. I will always try to bring something else to the team.

“It’s always important to be determined to go until the end in cups.”

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