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Olivier Giroud | Forward | #18

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/30/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 194

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Olivier Giroud, who has had a knack for delivering off of the bench in recent seasons, did so again today in dramatic fashion, as his brace led Chelsea from two down to a 2-3 win at Southampton.
Southampton were in control with twenty minutes left to play, but the Blues struck three times in an eight minute span to grab the win. In the first half, both sides had their chances but the Saints would take the lead and Chelsea were lucky to have Marcos Alonso escape what looked like a foul worthy of a straight red. Despite the Saints doubling the lead on the hour mark, Giroud's presence turned the game quickly. First, he headed home a ball from Alonso on 70 minutes. Five minutes later, Eden Hazard struck from close range after a low cross from Willian. Moments later, the turnaround was complete as Giroud put away a failed clearance. The defense continues to struggle but Chelsea showed today that their attack is capable of exploding at any moment. Apr 14 - 9:35 AM
Source: NBC Sports