The World Cup-winner teased the Milan switch on Friday by revealing he would be embarking on “a new journey with a light and happy heart”.
Browsing: Olivier Giroud
It all started on Tuesday after France’s 3-0 victory over Bulgaria in a friendly when Giroud suggested he wasn’t getting the service he deserved — deemed by some a swipe at Mbappé.
Brazilian defender Silva, who joined on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, was a key part of their Champions League-winning campaign.
They had a let-off in the first half when Manchester United were not awarded a penalty despite a VAR check after Callum Hudson-Odoi handled the ball in the area.
The Blues forward grabbed his sixth goal in the competition this season with an overhead kick in the 68th minute but it was only awarded after a lengthy VAR review.
Both teams have accrued 26 points heading into their first match of the New Year, although the visitors do have two games in hand and have enjoyed a far better spell of form than their weekend opponents.
After a drab first 45 minutes where only a Kurt Zouma header that rocketed back off the crossbar threatened either goal, Olivier Giroud put Chelsea ahead when his effort squeezed through Rui Patricio and was awarded by goal-line technology.
The keeper clumsily bundled Dominic Calvert-Lewin over in the box and Gylfi Sigurdsson tucked away the resulting penalty
The French forward followed up his four-goal haul in Sevilla in midweek by marking his first league start of the campaign with a brilliant first-time finish on 27 minutes.
Giroud, making his 50th start for the club, was at his clinical best as he took his tally to 10 goals in his last seven away starts in the competition and ensured Chelsea go into the round of 16 as one of eight seeded teams.
Giroud scored either side of Benjamin Pavard’s first-half strike as Les Bleus recovered from Viktor Claesson’s early opener.
First-half goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea the win they needed, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
The Spaniard was at fault for Chelsea’s opener by Olivier Giroud in first-half stoppage time and then compounded that error by inexplicably allowing Mason Mount’s shot to squirm through him and into the net early in the second half.
Giroud nodded in Christian Pulisic’s teasing cross for his third goal in as many league starts, easing Chelsea’s lingering pain from Saturday’s 3-0 humbling at Sheffield United.
Palace hit the post in the final seconds, but Chelsea held on for a result which – for now at least – sends them third in the table before Leicester City’s trip to Arsenal tonight
Manchester United’s thumping of Bournemouth earlier on Saturday had seen them leapfrog the Blues, but Frank Lampard’s side responded with a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge.
Dominant Chelsea had 76 per cent of possession in the opening half and missed a string of chances, with Villa keeper Oerjan Nyland twice denying Mason Mount, while Mateo Kovacic volleyed inches wide from the edge of the penalty area
N’Golo Kante started in midfield for Frank Lampard’s side after recently returning to full contact training despite his coronavirus fears.
Giroud’s existing deal at Chelsea had been due to expire at the end of the current campaign and he had been linked with a prospective move to Lazio.
Chelsea have triggered a 12-month extension in Olivier Giroud’s contract to secure his future until the end of next season, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.