Chelsea got a crucial three points against Norwich City on Tuesday evening as they push ahead for Champions League qualification.
Although it wasn’t the best performance from Frank Lampard’s side, they got the important goal after some great work from Christian Pulisic, and a glancing header from Olivier Giroud.
The latter has often had to play as a second choice striker throughout his Arsenal and Chelsea careers. But he recently finds himself often being used as Lampard’s main striker, even ahead of the club’s top goalscorer Tammy Abraham.
This is certainly as a result of his good form before lock down, and during the restart now.
Many people believe that the France international is underrated, and this was emphasised again after Tuesday’s game by BBC pundit Gary Lineker.
He took to his Twitter account to compliment Giroud, and claims that he ‘doesn’t get the credit he deserves’.
I’ve always felt that @_OlivierGiroud_ is underrated. Excellent all-round centre-forward’s game. Hold up play, movement in the box, finishing is all top class. Might lack a yard of pace of the greats, but doesn’t get the credit he deserves.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 14, 2020
To be honest, he has a very good point.