Giroud criticised despite scoring in 3-0 victory over Watford

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has come under criticism from Arsenal legend Ian Wright despite scoring in Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Watford on Saturday.

Wright criticised Giroud for failing to make a run to the near post to meet a low cross from Mason Mount during an attacking move in the second half.

The Frenchman appeared to signal to Mount that the cross wasn’t delivered in the right area but Wright feels that Giroud should have made the run to the near post.

Wright also praised Mount for his man of the match performance against Watford.

“He was very good,” Wright said about Mount on Match of the Day. “He played in that Kovacic midfield role.

“He has a lot of pace, it was quite easy for him to play it into these [attacking] areas.

“He was getting the ball and being very productive with his movement and his passing.

“Giroud’s saying he should have played it out here. No, you’ve got to go into that near post area.

“I’m really pleased for him because he went through a bit in the season where he dipped off a bit.

“Frank [Lampard] stayed with him, kept faith, and he’s playing well again.”

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