Chelsea player hailed as the best underrated player in the world

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Ex-Chelsea man Tony Cascarino has hailed Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud as the best underrated player in the world.

The France international scored the only goal of the game as the Blues beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

“I would say he is the best in the world of the most underrated players,” Cascarino said on the talkSPORT Breakfast.

“There are a good few that are underrated and he’s at the top of the list.

“I was lucky enough to see Olivier as a young man when he was at Montpellier when they won the [Ligue 1] title, and he played a big part in that before he joined Arsenal.

“You could always see there was something a little bit different because he’s not a traditional centre-forward, yet he leads the line brilliantly.

“But he’ll do things that a No.10 can do. That goal [against Atletico] is a No.10 goal, it’s a Roberto Baggio type of goal. I’ve seen Giroud do that four or five times in his career.”

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