The Frenchman hadn't started in the Premier League or Champions League this season until the clash, and clearly went out with something to prove to manager Frank Lampard.
Not only did the 34-year-old net a perfect hat trick, but in doing so he became the oldest player to score three in one game in the Champions League/European Cup since Ferenc Puskas.
Giroud is the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League/European Cup since Ferenc Puskas for Real Madrid vs Feyenoord in 1965.- Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) December 2, 2020
This is the stuff you follow me for...:joy:
Not ony that, he also joined Didier Drogba become the only the second Chelsea player to score a hat trick in the Champions League.
Giroud joins Didier Drogba as the only Chelsea players to have scored a Champions League hat-trick for the club :tophat: pic.twitter.com/AGwQba8WkC- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 2, 2020
Giroud started off with some quick footwork and curling left-footed finish after a great team build-up from front to back by the Blues - including a driving run from new signing Kai Havertz.
Olivier Giroud opens the scoring! :raised_hands:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 2, 2020
Lovely composure from the forward to cut inside and slot the ball into the far corner :clap:
Advantage Chelsea in Group E! pic.twitter.com/jka2n9RWpg
Next up was a neat chip over the keeper after a well-timed run.
Olivier Giroud is such a classy player!- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 2, 2020
An exquisite chip from the French forward doubles his goal tally for the night and Chelsea's lead! pic.twitter.com/o2JV013LBP
Then he finished up with a glancing header to put in a great cross from N'Golo Kante.
Giroud has a perfect hat-trick! :fire::fire::fire:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 2, 2020
Left foot :white_check_mark:
Right foot :white_check_mark:
Lampard is loving what he's seeing on the sideline! :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/WfMUok6rna
Lampard may have to give the World Cup winner a go in the Premier League after this performance, with rival Timo Werner not having hit the back of the net for Chelsea since 4 November v Rennes
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