Giroud explains origns of his ‘note pad and pen’ goal celebrations vs Norwich

Olivier Giroud has revealed that his unique celebration against Norwich was in reference to his scrabble partner N'Golo Kante.

The Frenchman scored Chelsea's winner as they saw off the newly relegated Canaries at Stamford Bridge.

The three points enhances their push for a Champions League place and they now sit third with two games remaining.

Giroud's winner, which came in first-half stoppage time, was proceeded by a celebration that saw the striker act out like he was writing on a note pad and he later explained the origins of the action.

"Oh I play scrabble with N'Golo Kante. That's it," he said.

The goal was the Frenchman's sixth in ten starts this term as he continues to prove his worth.

Giroud looked to be behind both Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi in the pecking order earlier this season and was on the verge of a January exit.

But he has bagged vital goals against the likes of Tottenham, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace since being given an opportunity.

Giroud was recently rewarded with a new contract and Blues boss Frank Lampard has spoken highly of his forward.

He said: "He [Giroud] is a big character for us and he is scoring important goals at the minute. Just before lockdown he came in and was part of a couple of big results so that's credit he was due anyway. 

"He has never given me a problem, he has always trained brilliantly. His professionalism was always good. 

"I told him in January I wanted him to stay and he was fantastic in how he handled that. The way he plays is important for us."

Chelsea's next game is a trip to champions Liverpool before the host Wolves on the final game of the season.

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