Chelsea frontman relaxed about life after Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that he is relaxed about the current state of affairs at the club, even with Eden Hazard departing for Real Madrid.

Though none of us could hold it against Hazard for pursuing his childhood dream, we’d be lying to claim we aren’t a little bit concerned about what life will be without the brilliant Belgian.

Losing a player of Hazard’s quality will force us into a period of transition, and though that may leave us feeling anxious, World Cup winner Giroud is confident the ship will be steadied.

Speaking to French newspaper L’Equipe, Giroud is quoted saying:

“I feel good at Chelsea. A new coach will arrive, the timers reset. We lost our best player, but I do not worry.”

“There have been ups and downs this season with Chelsea. The main thing is to show your determination and your desire not to let go.” (Translation courtesy of WAGNH)

Giroud has every right to be feeling positive after the double departure of manager Maurizio Sarri and centre-forward counterpart Gonzalo Higuain.

Sarri only allowed the former Arsenal man opportunities in the Europa League, electing Higuain as Chelsea’s primary and Premier League frontman.

Higuain has now returned to Juventus upon the expiration of his loan, while Sarri has also headed to Turin. This is a clean slate for Giroud, with or without Hazard.