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Giroud Steps Up

By Gary Watton
December 13 2018

The peripheral Olivier Giroud came on as a replacement for the injured and ineffective Morata and promptly scored another Europa League goal with an excellent free kick to add to a free kick strike from Willian earlier in the match. This proved to be little more than a glorified friendly for the visitors, but they dominated emphatically in terms of possession and can feel satisfied that they ended their group campaign with a respectable share of the spoils. Finally a few words of consolation to Ethan Ampadu who headed into his own net to quickly cancel out Willian's opener: If you're going to score an own goal, always make sure that it is in a match that doesn't really matter much.

MOL Vidi 2 CHELSEA 2; half time: 1-1

CHELSEA: Caballero; Ampadu; Christensen; Emerson; Zappacosta; Barkley; Fabregas; Hudson-Odoi; Loftus-Cheek; Willian; Morata. Used substitutes:

CHELSEA goal scorers: Willian; Giroud

 

LEADING SCORERS:

Hazard eight

Morata seven

Loftus-Cheek six

Giroud five

Pedro five

Willian four

Barkley three

Kante two

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