Olivier Giroud completed a hat-trick to give Chelsea a 4-0 win over Sevilla on penalties in the Champions League Group E victory.
For the best treble, Giroud handed over the left-foot, right-foot and head finishes – and then hit a spot-kick to the top corner for the best amount.
Chelsea will host Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge next week, but with a win over Spain to finish first and draw in the last-16.
Giroud Blues boss put pressure on Frank Lampard to hand over France Striker to Saturday’s Premier League start against Leeds, proving his clinical eligibility.
– helChelseaFC December 2, 2020
The 34-year-old add-on header dug Chelsea out of a hole in the reins last week as the Blues beat France 2-1 in a death knell.
Ramon Sanchez The former Arsenal player has thrived again in the European action at the Pijuana Stadium.
World Cup winner Giroud could be considering leaving Chelsea in January to secure a place at the helm of France’s attack at next summer’s European Championships.
Lampard wants to house Giroud at Stamford Bridge, where he admitted he remains at the center of his plans following last week’s Rennes victory.
Chelsea strikers Tommy Abraham and Timo Werner have been linked with a move away from the club this summer.
In the Premier League crisis against Spurs on Sunday, Lullard made nine changes to face Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla.
The West Londoners fully proved that rotation – mostly by Giroud – extending Chelsea’s unbeaten run to 15 games in all competitions.
New goalkeeping recruit Edward Mendy also claimed the ninth clean sheet during his Chelsea tenure, further evidence of increased confidence extending across this Blues squad.
– Ben Chillwell (en Benchillwell) December 2, 2020
Giroud gave a great start, got a beautiful finish and counterattacked with just two touches to find the net.
The hand passed through the soft center of Howarts Sevilla before angling a reverse pass into the path of the Giroud.
Giroud tested the defense with a fine touch before heading home calmly with his left foot.
Fit-back constantly campaigned to pull the Christian Police Blues to greater heights, but the slight rust of the USA forward hindered several promising openings.
The policeman’s frustration was huge across his face as he wasted half-worn chances.
Former Borussia Dortmund winger Chelsea saved a low shot when there were men hiding in the middle of the box.
Nemanja Goodelj was forced to miss the line from a corner after a strong header from Tony Rudiger.
Chelsea took that lead at the break without giving in to early pressure.
The people of Lampard were slipping away from their early clinical pace, but at intervals they were advancing.
– Mesut Özil (@ MesutOzil1088) December 2, 2020
To open the second half, Goodell forced a superb save from the all-time best Mendy.
But as in the first period, it was the visitors who were compelled to make a move.
Giroud struck again, this time sinking home with his right foot and even making his opener better for the finish.
Giroud, who did not concede his first two goals, made sure to go home with a match ball – an accurate cross by substitute Ngolo Kante.
Giroud found time to score and convert a late penalty, to make his night even brighter.