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Olivier Giroud's record vs. Manchester United

Sports Mole looks at Olivier Giroud's record in previous meetings against Chelsea's FA Cup final opponents Manchester United.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's biggest selection choice ahead of this weekend's FA Cup final against Manchester United is arguably whether to go with Olivier Giroud or Alvaro Morata up top.

Giroud, signed from rivals Arsenal in January to provide competition for Morata, has been the better option for the Blues in recent months.

After netting four times in his last seven outings, including in the 2-0 semi-final win against Southampton, the France international is likely to get the nod on Saturday evening.

With that in mind, Sports Mole looks at Giroud's record against United with Arsenal and Chelsea.


Olivier Giroud record vs. Man Utd

Giroud has already had experience of playing against the Red Devils while wearing the blue of Chelsea, having been brought on for the final 12 minutes of February's 2-1 loss at Old Trafford.

That was one of six defeats in 11 Premier League meetings with United, scoring in just two of those - a 2-1 loss in 2014-15 and 1-1 draw at the Theatre of Dreams last season.

The 31-year-old has better memories of facing United in the FA Cup, though, as he was a part of the Arsenal side that won 2-1 in the quarter-finals 14 months ago, albeit as a late substitution.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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