Olivier Giroud’s Brace Gives Chelsea Comfortable 4-0 Victory Over PAOK Salonika


Olivier Giroud scored twice as Chelsea saw off PAOK Salonika to secure top spot in Europa League Group L.

The Frenchman curled home from Pedro’s pass before burying a volley from Cesc Fabregas’ lofted through ball to give the hosts a two goals lead at the break.

The Greek visitors had been down to 10 men since the seventh minute with Yevhen Khacheridi dismissed for diving in and denying Giroud a clear goal-scoring opportunity.

A depleted PAOK tired further in the second half and 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi found the net before substitute Alvaro Moraga headed in the youngster’s cross with his first touch off the bench.

Chelsea play Hungarians MOL Vidi on 13 December in a final dead-rubber group

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