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Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by ogbiwa: 8:16am On Dec 03, 2020
Olivier Giroud scored all four goals in a comprehensive Chelsea victory over Sevilla that ensures the Blues take top spot in Champions League Group E.

The Frenchman scored early in each half with two delightful finishes after being fed by clever passes from Kai Havertz and Matteo Kovacic respectively.

He completed the treble with a flicked near-post header, then converted a penalty after he was bundled over in the box.

Already assured of qualification for the last 16, Chelsea made nine changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday.

Both Havertz and Christian Pulisic made their first Blues starts since October following illness and injury, while 19-year-old midfielder Billy Gilmour came off the bench for his first appearance of the season.

Sevilla, also sure of their place in the knockout stages, were without a number of first-choice players and were forced to give a debut to goalkeeper Alfonso Pastor after Tomas Vaclik was injured in the warm-up.

There was little the 20-year-old could do about the goals and his saves ensured Chelsea's winning margin was not greater.

Giroud makes his point - again
Giroud had made only one previous start for Chelsea this season, in the EFL Cup defeat by Tottenham, but this haul came after he scored a stoppage-time winner as a substitute against Rennes last week.

His path to regular Premier League football is blocked by Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham, but he could do no more to take the opportunity presented to him in southern Spain.

"He's the ultimate professional," said Lampard. "You see his numbers for France and his numbers in the Champions League.

"He wasn't a regular before I got here but as soon as I came in I saw his positivity, how he wants to train, how he wants to affect people, whether he starts or not.

"He's a great example for the younger players and other players, that when they're not always playing, they keep training well then come in and perform like he did tonight."

The former Arsenal man put in a complete performance, not only displaying clinical finishing, but also a physical presence that tortured the home defence.

Chelsea found regular joy with runs from midfield and it was Havertz's early burst that ended in a lay-off to Giroud, who cut back and tucked inside the far post with his left foot.

The second goal was a joy, a dinked right-footed finish over Pastor, while the header from N'Golo Kante's cross from the right completed a 'perfect' hat-trick.

The spot-kick, drilled in with his left foot, was Giroud's final act before he was withdrawn.

"I didn't know until two years ago that you called it a 'perfect' hat-trick," Giroud told BT Sport. "When I scored against Kyiv in the Europa League I said 'what do you mean?' It was good, I had good assists, though.

"I will try to carry on like that to finish the good work of the team. 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."

Chelsea coast to top spot
While both teams made changes safe in the knowledge their progress was already certain, there was still the carrot of a theoretically easier draw in the last 16 to play for.

Chelsea would not have expected such a straightforward evening against a Sevilla side who sit fifth in La Liga and took a point from a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge in October.

Yet, bar a period in the first half when set-pieces from the left caused trouble in the visiting defence, the Blues coasted to a fourth successive Champions League victory for the first time since they lifted the trophy in 2012.

Havertz and Pulisic, who have seen Hakim Ziyech emerge during their time on the sidelines, were both lively, while Callum Hudson-Odoi was a threat down the right.

Antonio Rudiger saw a header from a corner cleared off the line at the end of an even first period, before Chelsea dominated the second half as the hosts tired.

By the end, they had extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 15 games, during which time they have kept eight clean sheets.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55135784

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by internationalman(m): 8:46am On Dec 03, 2020
Giroud over Abraham any day any time twice on my 3rd round of sex..

The only player that makes every other players playing around him better. Hazard can testify to this fact.

He's now the oldest player to score a hat trick in Champions League history.......

Imagine the bulk of star players that were still on the bench for Chelsea last night.. Chelsea will do wonders with this squad.

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by ILoveDemMANNA: 9:18am On Dec 03, 2020
What a wonderful performance by Giroud for Chelsea last night.
It was too Superb.

My role model(s) online , Dem Madam Oga MANNABBQGRILLS go dey very happy wherever dem dey now.

I happy for una o, no be small.
I no just happy say since una sell Hazard for us, na so so injury for every match!
#HalaMadrid


A perfect hatrick that every striker pray to score!
Right foot, left foot, header and he tops it up with a penalty.
#Respect

Giroud 4 goals in pictures....

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by OVA200(m): 9:18am On Dec 03, 2020
What a performance by the team yesterday, a lot of positives from the match.

Competition for the number 9 role is massive now which is very good; imagine your 3rd choice striker scoring 4 goals against Sevilla.

Odoi seems to be gradually gearing up to the speed of our play.

I was surprised by rudiger sudden improvement; he performed great (8/10), suddenly the corporate shoe is gone and his positioning looks better, I guess Silva effect is real though.

Emerson finally look to have displaced Alonso finally with this solid performance.

Cesar is still reliable as ever defensively.

Lastly Mendy is still Mendy.

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by ILoveDemMANNA: 9:18am On Dec 03, 2020
internationalman:

Giroud over Abraham any day any time twice on my 3rd round of sex..

The only player that makes every other players playing around him better. Hazard can testify to this fact.

He's now the oldest player to score a hat trick in Champions League history.......

Imagine the bulk of star players that was still on the bench for Chelsea last night.. Chelsea will do wonders with this squad.
Yinmu at the bolded.

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by ILoveDemMANNA: 9:18am On Dec 03, 2020
OVA200:
What a performance by the team
....and what a special performance by Mr Giroud!

#HalaMadrid

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by Kingpele(m): 9:18am On Dec 03, 2020
The guy tried
Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by techmo(m): 9:18am On Dec 03, 2020
cool



World most underrated Stricker

he scored with his left foot, his right foot, his head, and topped it off with a penalty


.

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by XXLMANDIGO: 9:19am On Dec 03, 2020
This guy with his toothpick leg always amuse and amaze me. He doesn't appear anyway like a prolific striker but he is truly one.

I guess his wide experience is a plus for that directionless Chelsea team.

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by rottable(m): 9:19am On Dec 03, 2020
The experience is there

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by joelbooks: 9:19am On Dec 03, 2020
Chelsea for the Champions League,Premier League

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM5teEBAHlQ

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by Nobody: 9:19am On Dec 03, 2020
I have always liked girroud,I don't know why they still bench him, Kudos to him, from a man United fan

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by Pio44: 9:19am On Dec 03, 2020
Genius Giroud

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by Juanmike(m): 9:20am On Dec 03, 2020
4 Tap-ins, Chelsea go hear am for weekend.
Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by PAWG(m): 9:20am On Dec 03, 2020
I’m not a Chelsea fan but I’m happy for him, he’s underrated

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by Tobinrobin(m): 9:20am On Dec 03, 2020
Perfect Hattrick

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by Legalcriminal: 9:20am On Dec 03, 2020
Never rely on Sevilla on your ticket, na wen you need them perform dem go play nonsense make dem go back to their Europa ordinary yeye Chelsea trash dem like this

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by thaoriginator: 9:21am On Dec 03, 2020
shocked
Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by fourboys: 9:21am On Dec 03, 2020
Not Chelsea fan but Giroud tried yesterday

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by PROFFIRE: 9:21am On Dec 03, 2020
waiting patiently for a day when one player will score 7 goals. i will give every member of nairaland 1 life goat and two female chicken....thats a good one from giroud

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by chucs: 9:21am On Dec 03, 2020
What a player!

The best part of the game is that he has made Lampard look like a mo.ron for leaving him out of the team.

What a way to shame ur enemies, give them success and more success, then watch them eat their words.

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by onward4life(m): 9:22am On Dec 03, 2020
angelusbrut:
I have always liked girroud,I don't know why they still bench him, Kudos to him, from a man United fan

Bless you...

I like ur spirit of sportsmanship

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by derbykol(f): 9:22am On Dec 03, 2020
rottable:
The experience is there
Sure!

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by ItsTime4me(m): 9:22am On Dec 03, 2020
TochiOlisa:
I'm not a Chelsea fan but I always believe that Tammy Abraham must be doing something we can't see in training to make Lampard keep selecting him ahead of Giroud. Cos I can't understand
Not true. Lampard is just a racist. He prefers playing English players. Check out what Giroud did last season. He was the one who practically helped the blues to clinch the top four position. But he still benches him for Abraham.

Did you know that last season Lampard would prefer playing Mount to Pulisic? Did you also know that he was ready to allow Kante leave and then bring in Rice, an English player?

Indeed, the guy is a racist. In fact, if he has his way, he will turn Chelsea FC to an English team.

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by hotwax: 9:22am On Dec 03, 2020
and Abraham keep wasting chances upon chances. He missed 3 clean goals against spurs.

That guy is not chelsea quality. He should be loaned out or making the 3rd in pecking order. This Giroud will walk into any team right now.

Even Timo Werner is a waster. Always missing sitters. Giroud is the only reliable striker chelsea have.

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by nairaman66(m): 9:23am On Dec 03, 2020
One thing is clear, there is depth in this Chelsea squard reminiscing of the squard we had 2006/2007 EPL season.

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by temmytee2309: 9:24am On Dec 03, 2020
He's a complete striker who can use both legs and a very good header. He's not consistence and English football doesn't give too much patience on a player, that was y he was sold by Arsenal

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Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by NORSIYK(m): 9:24am On Dec 03, 2020
And man utd is heading to Europa League
Re: Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group by northvietnam(m): 9:24am On Dec 03, 2020
Oliverie

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