Giroud gives Champions League-chasing Chelsea win over Norwich

Giroud gives Champions League-chasing Chelsea win over Norwich

Olivier Giroud put Chelsea closer to Champions League qualification by sealing a 1-0 victory over relegated Norwich on Tuesday.

As such, the race for the top four will no doubt go down to the wire, with United keen to earn maximum points against Crystal Palace on Thursday, July 16, to increase their top four chances.

He added about the team's performance: "We had to bounce back after the last game because it wasn't good enough for us or our fans".

"Premier League is a tough competition, I know it is", he explained. "It's not easy, there is a nervy feeling there for understandable reasons". The American was also denied by Krul from a volley in the second half at a supporter-free Stamford Bridge.

Lampard was asked if it is now about "bottle" and holding their nerve to get over the line.

Olivier Giroud was singled out for praise by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard for his contribution since the resumption of the Premier League, after the French international's victor against Norwich City on Tuesday night. We just have to focus on one-by-one, prepare right, and show the right attitude. Prepare right. Show the right attitude.

"I actually didn't speak to them about [capitalizing] today". I was really happy to start and get some more minutes.

And that placed the team in the third spot - four points ahead of Leicester City and Man Utd.

"The goal calmed us down a bit and we had chances but couldn't stick them away, but mostly I'm happy with the three points". I don't have to say something. "We were always for Chelsea, and if you look at now, if you can play here it means a lot". All I wanted to do was make sure that we do our job.

"We need to move the ball quicker, not take too many touches and allow the opposition to be compact".

Fixtures against champions Liverpool and Wolves are the only two remaining matches the Frank Lampard-tutored side is yet to play.

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