Eden Hazard has praised new Chelsea signing Olivier Giroud as an impressive target man.
Olivier Giroud, an £18m Deadline Day signing from Arsenal, made his first Chelsea start against West Brom on Monday Night and provided the assist for the first of Hazard’s two goals the 3-0 win.
Eden Hazard believes the physical presence of the France international will help free up space for his team-mates in attacking areas.
“I think he’s a great target man,” said Hazard. “He has a lot of defenders around him so we are free to play around him, myself, Pedro and Willian. He’s a good guy, a good target man and he can score a lot of goals. He’s a good point of reference but we have him, we have Alvaro (Morata) and I can also play as a striker.”
Hazard was impressed by Giroud’s intelligent runs and hold-up play and it was his deft flick which left the playmaker clear to score Chelsea’s opener.