Chelsea player hailed as the best near-post striker in the world

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Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has hailed Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud as the best near-post striker in the world.

“The phenomenal week Olivier Giroud has had contains another bunch of reasons to be cheerful,” Nevin told Chelsea’s official website.

“Just a few weeks ago I had people asking me whether Olivier would stay with the club after the January window. This question is asked before nearly every January window to be fair, but I think we all know what the answer is after his five-goal haul in four days.

“His form is astonishing and after wondering for a while how he was going to get enough game time, the question is suddenly reversed, because he is so important to the cause. How do we now make sure he is not overused?

“I did some analysis on him before the Sevilla game. I have talked for many years, without embarrassment and even when he was at Arsenal, about him being the best near-post striker in the world.

“Well, the hat-trick goal against Sevilla and the first goal versus Leeds just underlined this point for about the 100th time.”

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