Giroud vows to replace Eden Hazard


Olivier Giroud is ready to handle the pressure of finding goals for Chelsea after Eden Hazard’s exit.

The Belgium international netted 21 times in his last season with the Blues before heading to Real Madrid in a deal worth £150million.

Giroud, who netted 13 goals last term, says it will take a collective effort to replace the Belgian’s firepower.

The Frenchman will shoulder the burden — but he also expects youngsters Tammy Abraham, Michy Batshuayi, Mason Mount, Kenedy, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic to chip in.

The 32-year-old said: “The numbers of goals Eden scored, I don’t know if I can take that from him but we have several strikers with different qualities.

“We have the quality and the quantity in the squad but obviously you know you cannot replace a player of Eden’s quality just like that.