​Chelsea star Eden Hazard paid tribute to new signing Olivier Giroud after the Frenchman set up his first goal in last night's 3-0 win over bottom placed West Brom in the Premier League.


Despite a recent run of poor results, Chelsea comfortably won last night, with Hazard scoring twice while Victor Moses also found the back of the net. Giroud, who signed for the club on deadline day in January, made his first start and assisted Hazard's first goal.



​Antonio Conte praised Giroud after the match and speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Hazard too hailed his new teammate, calling him as one of the best target men in the Premier League.


After the game, Hazard said in an interview, "He’s (Giroud) a great target man. One of the best in England, so when we pass the ball to him we can go around him – not just me, Willian and Pedro too. He’s a good point of reference. So let’s play together. But it’s not just him, we have Alvaro too and I can play as a striker."


The Belgian, who has led the Blues to two league titles, also stated that he plays best with a target man since he can make runs beyond the defenders and try to score.



He continued, "Because I think it’s the best decision for me. When I pass then I can go forward. I’m faster without the ball than with it. When I pass I think all the defenders are looking for the striker and maybe they forget me. In one second I can make a difference and that’s what I did for the first one."


The result leaves Chelsea fourth in the Premier League standings, with 53 points from their 27 matches. They are next in action against Hull City in the FA Cup before their mam Champions League tie against Barcelona next week.