Olivier Giroud reveals funny origins of ‚writing‘ celebration after scoring winning goal against Norwich

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Olivier Giroud puzzled most Chelsea fans with his celebration against Norwich on Tuesday night.

The 33-year-old headed home what turned out to be the winning goal at the end of a tense first half of the Blues’ 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Giroud mimed writing something as his celebration

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Giroud mimed writing something as his celebration

After initially embracing his teammates, the 33-year-old pulled away from the group.

He turned towards the players behind Frank Lampard’s bench and mimed as if he was writing something down.

It turns out the gesture was meant for one man in particular.

“It’s just, err, I play scrabble with N’Golo Kante, that’s it,” he told Sky post-match.

Giroud’s goal ensured that Frank Lampard’s side bounced back with a win, after their humbling defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday.

Chelsea struggled again with creativity even though they were dominant throughout the majority of the fixture.

Giroud handed them the lead in added time at the end of the first half, nodding in Christian Pulisic’s neat cross.

The France striker had previously wasted three fine openings but was able to make amends to hand the Blues the lead.

Kante watched on from the stands

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Kante watched on from the stands

Chelsea carried the 1-0 lead into half-time, with Pulisic again their most threatening player having seen an earlier effort tipped onto the crossbar by keeper Tim Krul.

The second period contained much of the same pattern with the Blues in control but creating few chances.

Ultimately, already-relegated Norwich offered little in response and so Frank Lampard’s side saw out the much-needed victory.

This win keeps Chelsea in the top-four driving seat, four points clear of Manchester United in fifth having played a game more.






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