Olivier Giroud is showing no signs of slowing down since Chelsea made the decision to sell him in the summer.

Aged 35, the left-footed striker has been on fire for an AC Milan side sat at the top of Serie A. He’s found it a breeze so far adapting to Italian football so late into his career.

The French World Cup winner scored a key goal on Tuesday night during Milan’s 1-0 home victory against Torino at the San Siro. It was a trademark poacher’s finish for the Italian giants, as he tapped in from close range after a corner kick.

Giroud now has an eye-catching record of four goals in just five league starts in Serie A this season. 

The experienced frontman is showing he can help spearhead Milan’s title challenge this season. Incidentally, the only league title success on his CV was with Montpellier back in the 2011/12 campaign in France. 

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Giroud would still be scoring now at Chelsea

Of course, Giroud wanted to go play regularly elsewhere after spending years in and out of the Blues XI. Romelu Lukaku joined at the start of the season as Chelsea’s number nine and no supporters can really begrudge the decision to offload Giroud. 

However, Giroud exited Stamford Bridge in the summer as a real cult hero with some Chelsea fans. The centre-forward won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup as a Blues player, scoring 39 goals in 119 appearances across all competitions. 

His astonishing career speaks for itself and the fact he’s more of an old fashioned centre-forward has meant he’s not always been the most talked about player. Pundit Jamie Carragher did describe him as “underrated” back in February after a Chelsea performance. 

He’s someone that possesses the killer goalscoring instinct that top attackers need.

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