Giroud: 'Chelsea are the flawless club'

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The Belgium global has been instrumental in keeping Chelsea in the top-four hunt and has scored 11 goals and two assists in the Premier League thus far - including a recent brace against West Brom in Chelsea's 3-0 win. It was his second appearance following his £18million switch across London. Giroud is clearly a fan. "He has a lot of defenders around him so we are free to play around him, myself, Pedro and Willian", the Belgium worldwide said. I was very happy to set up the goal for Eden.

"That's what the boss asks us and it's easy for me because the two number tens play closer than those I might have played with in the past".

The positive feeling among the forwards is mutual with Hazard singling out the new arrival for praise after Monday's win.

"His levels are so high", Redknapp told Sky Sports.

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"When I was on the pitch with Hazard for the first team, it was such a great feeling". For sure he needs to improve to go into our way of football, but to have a point of reference like Olivier is very important. Although the 33-year-old has had a torrid season as part of an underachieving Los Blancos side this term, he recently spoke of his "love" for the club and the city of Madrid, as is now expected to remain with Real for the foreseeable future.

He said: "It's been a while since I played regularly and that's why I needed to move". He says that wasn't the worst of it though.

"He's a good guy, a good target man and he can score a lot of goals". I had a pain in my calf and was basically limping. But the calf was very painful and I couldn't play the whole game.

'Obviously I had the studs on my head, and afterwards I needed some stitches at half-time, but I feel okay. It was sore so hopefully I'm going to recover quickly. According to the Daily Mirror, the former Tottenham Hotspur star could return to the Premier League, but it is not clear which side he would prefer to join if he does make the move.