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Olivier Giroud tied a Premier League legend on the league’s all-time top scorers list with his Chelsea goal against Leeds United.
Giroud had the opportunity to start Chelsea against Sevilla in the middle of the week, having scored the winning goal against Rennes the week before. In case you’ve been living under a rock or your router got disconnected, you scored four goals. Yes Four.
Unsurprisingly, he started today for Chelsea against Leeds United in the Premier League, scoring once again. Five goals in five days is not a bad way to start December.
Although you may not have realized it at the time, it was also quite a significant target for Giroud. Especially with the arrival of France’s second all-time top scorer to this country via the Emirates.
Olivier Giroud has scored as many Premier League goals (87) as Dennis Bergkamp.
Such an underrated striker. ? pic.twitter.com/S3oRH0qYMA
– William Hill (@WilliamHill) December 5, 2020
Of course, there was a lot more to Bergkamp’s game than just goals, but couldn’t you say that for Giroud as well?
The way he brings other attackers into play and makes them better, while also having a respectable own goal production.
Maybe it’s time we stopped debating between Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud and focused on comparing the latter to one of the all-time greats at Bergkamp.