Giroud enjoying playing with Hazard and Willian

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said he is enjoying playing with Eden Hazard and Olivier, although he is still adapting to life at the club.

The France international striker completed an £18 million move from Arsenal on transfer deadline day, in order to facilitate the Gunners’ signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang . He has since made six appearances, including three starts, for his new club, scoring once in the FA Cup game win over Hull.

He was given his most recent start by Antonio Conte in the weekends 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, and despite not scoring, he told the Chelsea website that he is enjoying playing with the likes of Hazard and Willian behind him:

“I’m adapting well, I try to have a good understanding on the pitch with the number 10s like Eden and Willian,” said Giroud.

“It’s important keep the confidence high and work for your team mates so I tried to deliver some passes for Willian and Eden. I’m happy because we won and even if I didn’t score I’m sure I will in the next games.”

The Frenchman is likely to be asked to lead the line on Wednesday night against Barcelona, with the Blues knowing they must score to have a chance of progressing to the Champions League quarter finals.

Eden Hazard has voiced his displeasure at being used as a central striker on a number of occasions now, while Antonio Conte has admitted he will ask for his players input into how they want to play against the La Liga leaders.

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