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Eden Hazard: 'Olivier Giroud a great target man for Chelsea'

Eden Hazard: 'Giroud a great target man'
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Eden Hazard describes new teammate Olivier Giroud as a "great target man" who can bring the best out of Chelsea's other attacking talents.

Eden Hazard has talked up the early impact made by new teammate Olivier Giroud since making the switch from Arsenal to Chelsea last month.

The French striker impressed on his first start on Monday evening, claiming an assist for the opening goal against West Bromwich Albion and being heavily involved throughout his hour on the field.

Giroud has helped lift some weight off the shoulders of Alvaro Morata, who has struggled for fitness of late and failed to score in seven matches since December 26, while also providing a slightly different option to link play up top.

Speaking to reporters after his side's 3-0 win over Albion, Hazard admitted to being pleased by the late January addition.

"I think he's a great target man. He has a lot of defenders around him so we are free to play around him, myself, Pedro and Willian," the Belgium international said.

"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 and I can also play as a striker."

Hazard scored two of Chelsea's goals on their return to winning ways, while Victor Moses also chipped in with his second of the season.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
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2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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