Giroud Maintains Joining Chelsea an 'Easy Decision'

Вторник, 17 Апр, 2018

They were his first Premier League goals for Chelsea.

Substitute Olivier Giroud inspired Chelsea to a 3-2 comeback triumph at St Mary's which dealt a big blow to Southampton's Premier League survival hopes.

"The players must play like this [in the second half against Southampton] in every game, not for me, but for the club".

Since arriving at Stamford Bridge, however, things have not exactly gone according to plan for Giroud.

Antonio Conte has deflected questions about his future at Chelsea FC by insisting that he is simply focused on helping the Blues enjoy a strong end to the season.

Olivier Giroud has refused to let Chelsea give up on even the slightest chance of Champions League qualification. It hasn't been an easy start for the French international as he has mostly been on the bench for the Blues since he joined.

And Celtic boss Rodgers, who worked at Stamford Bridge as a coach during Jose Mourinho's first spell in charge, is also very much at the forefront of Chelsea's thinking.

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has told his players not to play to please him but rather show more commitment to the club in the last few weeks of the season.

Sarri, 59, has helped Napoli mount a serious challenge to Juventus's long-standing dominance of Serie A this season, though they currently trail the Turin club by four points with seven matches left.

Long nearly doubled Southampton's lead early in the second period when he turned Andres Christensen and Gary Cahill before his mishit effort almost looped over Courtois, who scrambled to turn the ball behind.

'When I came on I said to Eden we need to fight to the end, keep believing.

Five minutes later Hazard levelled by smashing home Willian's cross from close range. However, he fell down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium this season following the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. Willian, therefore, deserves to be named Chelsea's Player of the Year.