Chelsea star Olivier Giroud suffered a World Cup scare while playing for France as Les Bleus played out to a 1-1 draw in a friendly international against the United States on Saturday.
As the dust settles on a poor Chelsea campaign, one thing seems almost as certain as the club not playing Champions League football – and that would be that Antonio Conte will not be at the club beyond the summer.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has praised his teammate Olivier Giroud and added that the experience and expertise of the Frenchman will be key to his side’s chances in the FA Cup final.
Chelsea fans have taken to social media to thank outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for selling Olivier Giroud in January, as the striker looks set to become the next cult favourite at the Bridge.
Olivier Giroud has insisted that it was an “easy decision” to leave Arsenal and join Chelsea during the January transfer window.
The international break is finally over for another couple of months and the Chelsea players will be returning to Cobham with Tottenham Hotspur taking their focus on Sunday, a side that have not been able to beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge in 28 years.
With the international break halfway through this weekend as the Premier League pauses, a number of Chelsea players are keeping fit by representing their countries ahead of, for many, this summer’s World Cup tournament which takes place in Russia.
Olivier Giroud has insisted that he had to leave Arsenal last month as he saw Chelsea as being the “perfect club” for him to continue his career with.
Olivier Giroud is excited after making an £18-million move from Arsenal to Chelsea on transfer deadline day.
It’s something of a transfer triangle – three players making moves, with each of those moves dependent on the other two.
Chelsea are set to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal before the transfer window closes on Wednesday, according to reports.