Evra: Giroud is underrated and should play.

Evra: Giroud is underrated and should play.

The ex-player turned pundits believe that Oliver Giroud is the best striker at the club right now hence he should start ahead of others.

The 34-year-old fresh from his four-goal haul during the midweek Champions League win over Sevilla by grabbing the equalizer as the Blues went top of the Premier League with an impressive 3-1 victory over Leeds at Stamford Bridge.

the former Arsenal man has scored in each of his previous six league starts for Chelsea.

”In Chelsea,  he is the most complete striker,” ex-Manchester United defender Evra said on Sky Sports. “And he is the striker that will help the team the most.

“I would start to call him Giroudinho and maybe he will play more often. Even when he doesn’t score goals he makes the team play better.

“People don’t appreciate Olivier until they play with him. It is a pleasure because he helps the team so much. He deserves more credit.

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“He makes the team play better and gives balance.”

Evra said Giroud is a popular team-mate with all who play with him.

”It is not his best quality to press the ball but even Eden Hazard said he was pleased to play with Olivier because he is not a selfish striker,“ Evra added.

“Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham have to learn from him.”

He has started the last two matches and he’ll hope that his performance in both encounters is enough to convince the manager to put faith in him after warming the bench for the majority of the season.