Olivier Giroud scored four as Chelsea ran riot to defeat Sevilla

Olivier Giroud scored four as Chelsea ran riot to defeat Sevilla 4-0 and claim top spot in group E of the Champions League.

The Blues started quickly and grabbed an early lead through Olivier Giroud, starting again after striking a winner in Rennes last week off the bench.

Kai Havertz started the move from inside his own half, carrying the ball powerfully and then showing composure to find the Frenchman, whose touch inside perfectly opened up the angle to allow him to slam home into the far corner.

Sevilla rallied through Youssef En-Nesyri, who found space inside the box but slashes wide despite a lapse in concentration from the Blues’ defence affording him plenty of time.

Nemanja Gudelj’s powerful strike from outside the area down the right wing whistled past the top right corner as Edouard Mendy frantically scrambled across.

Olivier Giroud scores a goal past Alfonso.

But Giroud punished Sevilla again soon after with Mateo Kovacic’s delicate pass finding him inside the box. The Frenchman held off the challenge and then brilliantly lifted the ball over the on rushing Alfonso

The hat-trick came from a glancing header, using the pace on the cross from N’Golo Kante to fly into the roof of the net.

Olivier Giroud celebrates with Cesar Azpilicueta

Sergi Gomez then gave away a penalty, which Giroud gleefully took, slamming into the right corner for his fourth of the night as the Blues wrapped up top spot with a game to spare.

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