Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud become the first player in Chelsea’s history to score four goals in a single Champions League game.
The France international also became the oldest player in Champions League history to score four goals in a Champions League game.
Reacting to setting a new Chelsea record, Giroud told BT Sport: “I will try to carry on like that to finish the good job of the team and it’s always nice to be in the club history and we play football to mark our history, so I’m pleased to help the team to win and to score the four goals.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has hailed the France international after his performance against Sevilla.
“He is the ultimate professional, and I think he’s done that through his career,” said Lampard.
“I think that’s why with Oli you see his numbers for France and in the Champions League.
“He wasn’t always a regular before I got here, but as soon as I came in I could feel the positivity off him as a player, how he wants to train, how he wants to affect people whether he starts or not.
“And he’s started a lot for us now and been very impactful in terms of how he was in restart and performances like tonight.
“So he’s a great sign for younger players and for other players when they are not always playing in the squad of 20-plus we have that happens of course.
“So they keep training well, and when they come in they perform like they did tonight.
“That was a really, really complete performance in the circumstances tonight.”