Giroud speaks on the crossing pattern of Ziyech, Chilwell and Reece James

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Chelsea fullbacks Ben Chilwell and Reece James are two Chelsea players who put in a lot of crosses into the box for the strikers to head, as well as Hakim Ziyech.

Ziyech is the Chelsea winger who puts in a lot of crosses the most, and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, who’s a very good header of the ball, has analysed the crossing pattern of the trio.

Giroud has admitted that he understands how they cross the ball and has revealed what he loves about their crossing style.

Giroud told the official Chelsea website: “Hakim is more likely to come inside and cross with an inswinger. They are very dangerous for defenders, and for strikers you have to be good with your timing so you’re not offside.

“You need to start from a deeper position nearer the far post to attack the ball from there and be in between the defenders.

“With Reece, and Ben sometimes but more Reece, he loves to cross with his first intention. He doesn’t need to go to the byline to cross the ball. The only thing is to be ready. We have built a good understanding and we work on it in training.”

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