Owen reminds everyone that Giroud scored zero goals in the World Cup

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Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen doesn’t appear convinced by the recent form of Olivier Giroud.

The 34-year has pushed himself to the starting lineup for Chelsea, especially after scoring four goals against Sevilla.

Michael Owen doesn’t think Giroud is the man to win Chelsea the Premier League, and while he claims to admire him, Owen insists that the Frenchman isn’t a top player who can play every week.

Owen also reminded that the World Cup winner never scored a single goal at the World Cup.

Owen told Premier League Productions: “I watch him and I admire him. World Cup winner. Don’t get me wrong, I really rate him. Zero goals at the World Cup. He’s a very good player. But not everyone is wrong about him.

“Would you play him every single week if you were trying to win the league? I think you’d be looking for someone a little bit better. That’s what’s happened throughout his career.

“Lampard did try and sell him 12 months ago. Of course, you’re well within your rights to change your mind. I’m just playing devil’s advocate. We’re all getting carried away.

“I just watched him and thought he was brilliant. I watched him midweek and thought he was brilliant. But you’ve got to think back and think, ‘hang on a minute’, he’s never been – for Arsenal he was never… and that wasn’t a league winning team.”

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