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Kylian Mbappe (left) and Olivier Giroud during France training.(Twitter)

Feud between Mbappé and Giroud escalates at Euro 2020

PTI | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 11:57 PM IST
A brewing feud between France strikers Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud has gone public, potentially threatening team unity ahead of the opening match against Germany at the Euro 2020.
Olivier Giroud is ecstatic after scoring the second goal.
Olivier Giroud is ecstatic after scoring the second goal.

Euro 2020: France's Giroud at the double after Benzema injury scare

Reuters | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 08:08 AM IST
  • Olivier Giroud made the most of his time on the pitch with a double as the world champions beat Bulgaria 3-0 in their final Euro 2020 warm-up game.
Chelsea's Olivier Giroud scores their first goal.(Inquam Photos via REUTERS)
Chelsea's Olivier Giroud scores their first goal.(Inquam Photos via REUTERS)

Is the overhead kick the most beautiful sight in football?

By Dhiman Sarkar, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 09:09 AM IST
  • For lesser mortals, the overhead kick is a volley executed with the back to the ground, feet twirling in the air and face turned either to the sky or the chin locked on the chest.
Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard covers his face during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Aston Villa in London, England, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(AP)
Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard covers his face during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Aston Villa in London, England, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.(AP)

Frustration for Lampard as Chelsea held, Leicester draws 1-1

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:56 AM IST
That makes it just one win in the past five games for Lampard, who recruited heavily during the summer transfer window to mount a title challenge yet still seems unsure what his best side is. Sixth-place Chelsea is six points behind leader Liverpool, having played one game more than the defending champion.
Chelsea's Kurt Zouma celebrates scoring their second goal with Olivier Giroud and teammates.(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea's Kurt Zouma celebrates scoring their second goal with Olivier Giroud and teammates.(Pool via REUTERS)

Giroud scores again as Chelsea see off Leeds to go top

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 09:21 AM IST
The 34-year-old Frenchman marked his first league start of the season - a reward for his four goals in Chelsea’s thrashing of Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his fourth goal.(Getty Images)
Chelsea’s French striker Olivier Giroud (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his fourth goal.(Getty Images)

Four-goal Giroud seals top spot for dominant Chelsea

Seville, Spain | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:03 AM IST
Striker Olivier Giroud scored four as a dominant Chelsea won 4-0 at Sevilla on Wednesday to secure top spot in Champions League Group E with a match to spare.
Lampard.(REUTERS)
Lampard.(REUTERS)

Chelsea match winner Giroud has important role, says Lampard

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Giroud has scored four goals since the league’s return to action last month and six overall this season – all since February.
Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.(Pool via REUTERS)

Giroud gives Champions League-chasing Chelsea win vs Norwich

LONDON | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Pulisic was Chelsea’s most threatening player, having had an effort tipped onto the crossbar by goalkeeper Tim Krul before the opener. The American was also denied by Krul from a volley in the second half at a supporter-free Stamford Bridge.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Crystal Palace v Chelsea - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - July 7, 2020 Crystal Palace's Jordan Ayew in action with Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Crystal Palace v Chelsea - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - July 7, 2020 Crystal Palace's Jordan Ayew in action with Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.(REUTERS)

Chelsea close in on Champions League spot with 3-2 win at Palace

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 06:14 AM IST
Palace then piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser and in added time defender Scott Dann hit the post while only a last-ditch tackle by Kurt Zouma denied Benteke.
Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud in action with Watford’s Christian Kabasele.(Reuters)
Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud in action with Watford’s Christian Kabasele.(Reuters)

Giroud, Willian, Barkley lead Chelsea to 3-0 win over Watford

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 06:41 AM IST
It was a vital win for Chelsea, who lost to lowly West Ham United in midweek, as it returned them to fourth place.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Aston Villa v Chelsea - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - June 21, 2020 Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Aston Villa v Chelsea - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - June 21, 2020 Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)(REUTERS)

Chelsea fight back to earn 2-1 win at struggling Villa

Birmingham | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 08:33 AM IST
The result left Chelsea fourth on 51 points from 30 games, five ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United, while Villa’s hopes of avoiding the drop were dented as they stayed second-bottom on 26 points, one point adrift of the safety zone.
Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)
Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)

Chelsea fight back to earn 2-1 win at struggling Villa

BIRMINGHAM | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:15 PM IST
Defender Kortney Hause had fired the home side ahead against the run of play in the 43rd minute with his first Premier League goal, scrambling in a close-range rebound after Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga parried an Anwar El Ghazi shot.
File player of Olivier Giroud.(AP)
File player of Olivier Giroud.(AP)

Chelsea’s Giroud, Caballero pen one-year contract extensions

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:53 AM IST
“Since I’ve been back at Chelsea, Olivier has been brilliant as a professional and as a man in general,” manager Frank Lampard said in a club statement.
Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates scoring their third goal with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Olivier Giroud.(REUTERS)
Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates scoring their third goal with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Olivier Giroud.(REUTERS)

Olivier Giroud extends Chelsea contract until June 2021

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 07:08 PM IST
The 33-year-old has scored 39 goals in 97 appearances for France, making him his country’s third-highest goalscorer behind Michel Platini (41) and Thierry Henry (51)
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring their second goal with Olivier Giroud and teammates(Action Images via Reuters)
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring their second goal with Olivier Giroud and teammates(Action Images via Reuters)

Giroud, Alonso on target as Chelsea sink Tottenham

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 09:40 PM IST
Giroud and Alonso had been reduced to fringe figures in Frank Lampard’s first season as Chelsea manager.
Chelsea's Christian Pulisic in action with Brighton & Hove Albion's Martin Montoya.(Action Images via Reuters)
Chelsea's Christian Pulisic in action with Brighton & Hove Albion's Martin Montoya.(Action Images via Reuters)

Christian Pulisic injury deals blow to Chelsea

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Christian Pulisic suffered the injury prior to last weekend’s FA Cup third round victory over second tier Nottingham Forest.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal against Lithuania.(REUTERS)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal against Lithuania.(REUTERS)

Cristiano Ronaldo scores three, France and goal-getters England qualify for Euro 2020

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 09:10 AM IST
World champions France reached the tournament without having to kick a ball thanks to Turkey sealing their own qualification after a goalless draw with Iceland in the day’s early match.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and Cesar Azpilicueta look dejected after losing the match against Liverpool(Action Images via Reuters)
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and Cesar Azpilicueta look dejected after losing the match against Liverpool(Action Images via Reuters)

Frank Lampard sees positives as Chelsea miss out on Uefa Super Cup

Istanbul | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 01:10 PM IST
Frank Lampard had already twice been on the losing side in the Super Cup as a player for Chelsea, including the 2013 shootout defeat to Bayern Munich.
Jordan Henderson lifts the trophy as he celebrates winning the UEFA Super Cup with team mates.(Action Images via Reuters)
Jordan Henderson lifts the trophy as he celebrates winning the UEFA Super Cup with team mates.(Action Images via Reuters)

Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win UEFA Super Cup

Istanbul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 04:02 AM IST
Every penalty in the shoot-out had found the net before Tammy Abraham’s effort was saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian.
Chelsea's N'Golo Kante in action with Liverpool's Fabinho.(REUTERS)
Chelsea's N'Golo Kante in action with Liverpool's Fabinho.(REUTERS)

N’Golo Kante fit for Chelsea, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain starts for Liverpool in Super Cup

Istanbul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 03:24 AM IST
Olivier Giroud starts along with new recruit Christian Pulisic, with Ross Barkley dropping out as well as young duo Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery walks on the touchline during the Europa League Final soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, May 30, 2019.(AP)
Arsenal manager Unai Emery walks on the touchline during the Europa League Final soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, May 30, 2019.(AP)

Europa League Final: Emery hints at potential departures to continue to rebuild at Arsenal

Baku | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:40 AM IST
Emery said his team, who finished fifth in the Premier League, were still very much in a “process” and he would evaluate his options over the summer.
Chelsea's Pedro celebrates scoring their first goal with Cesar Azpilicueta.(REUTERS)
Chelsea's Pedro celebrates scoring their first goal with Cesar Azpilicueta.(REUTERS)

Europa League: Chelsea survive Slavia scare to enter semi-finals

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 08:55 AM IST
Maurizio Sarri made five changes from the team beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday and put Eden Hazard on the wing with Olivier Giroud the Blues’ central striker.
Chelsea's Antonio Ruediger, Olivier Giroud and Andreas Christensen celebrate a goal against Dynamo Kyiv.(AFP)
Chelsea's Antonio Ruediger, Olivier Giroud and Andreas Christensen celebrate a goal against Dynamo Kyiv.(AFP)

Europa League: Olivier Giroud hat-trick helps Chelsea ease into quarters

Paris | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 10:07 AM IST
Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick as Chelsea cruised into the Europa League quarter-finals with an 8-0 aggregate thrashing of Dynamo Kiev on Thursday, while Napoli also booked a last-eight spot
Chelsea's English midfielder Ross Barkley (R) celebrates scoring a goal with Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud.(AFP)
Chelsea's English midfielder Ross Barkley (R) celebrates scoring a goal with Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud.(AFP)

Europa League: Chelsea edge out Malmo as Arsenal suffer setback

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Visitors Chelsea desperately needed a response after back-to-back humiliating away losses, with last Sunday’s 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City following a 4-0 reverse at Bournemouth.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri looks on.(REUTERS)
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri looks on.(REUTERS)

EPL: Chelsea’s Sarri rules out signing striker, targets winger

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 01:12 PM IST
English Premier League: Striker Olivier Giroud’s ankle injury will not force Chelsea’s hand in the January transfer window but the club could explore the possibility of signing a winger, manager Maurizio Sarri has said.
Chelsea's N'Golo Kante celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Chelsea's N'Golo Kante celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)

N’Golo Kante’s goal secures Crystal Palace coup for Chelsea

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 11:42 PM IST
Kante’s effectiveness this season has been questioned, but the former Leicester City man impressed as he struck the 51st minute match-winner that helped the Blues tighten their grip on fourth by opening up a five-point gap to Arsenal.
France's Olivier Giroud reacts during the friendly match against Uruguay.(AFP)
France's Olivier Giroud reacts during the friendly match against Uruguay.(AFP)

Giroud penalty gives France win over Uruguay, Mbappe injured

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 08:57 AM IST
Tanguy Ndombele threaded a pass through the Uruguay defender to set Mbappe clear, goalkeeper Martin Campana came out to block the ball with his feet but Mbappe was sent flying and landed awkwardly on his shoulder.
Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their first goal with Gary Cahill and team mates.(REUTERS)
Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their first goal with Gary Cahill and team mates.(REUTERS)

Chelsea, Arsenal, Lazio advance in Europa League, Marseille out

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 08:37 AM IST
Chelsea are through to the knockout rounds of the Europa League along with Arsenal and Lazio after their 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon. Last season’s finalists Marseille though are out.
Soccer Football - Europa League - Group Stage - Group L - PAOK Salonika v Chelsea - Toumba Stadium, Thessaloniki, Greece - September 20, 2018 Chelsea's Olivier Giroud comes on as a substitute to replace Alvaro Morata(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Europa League - Group Stage - Group L - PAOK Salonika v Chelsea - Toumba Stadium, Thessaloniki, Greece - September 20, 2018 Chelsea's Olivier Giroud comes on as a substitute to replace Alvaro Morata(REUTERS)

Giroud and Morata battle for Chelsea starting spot

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 08:57 AM IST
Spanish striker Morata was criticised last season over his lack of a killer touch after a bright start to his career at Chelsea and has only found the net once so far this season.
Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring France’s second goal against Netherlands.(REUTERS)
Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring France’s second goal against Netherlands.(REUTERS)

Giroud gets winner as France celebrate World Cup homecoming

Paris | By PTI
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 10:28 AM IST
On their first appearance on home soil since the World Cup, Mbappe put France ahead in an explosive performance from the 19-year-old, before Ryan Babel briefly restored parity in the second half.
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