Oliver Giroud Draws Comparisons With Chelsea Striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang Ahead of Stamford Bridge Return

Oliver Giroud Draws Comparisons With Chelsea Striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang Ahead of Stamford Bridge Return

  • Former Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that he feels he doesn't have any similarities with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of their showdown on Wednesday
  • Giroud will lead his Milan side at Stamford Bridge, with his former side in desperate need of maximum points
  • The last time they faced each other was in the 2019 Europa League final, where Chelsea beat Aubameyang's Arsenal

AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud was put to task to explain if he felt there were any similarities between him and Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang joined Chelsea this summer in a deadline-day move from Barcelona. Giroud meanwhile, left Chelsea last summer after winning the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel.

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Oliver Giroud addresses the media ahead of AC Milan's tie against Chelsea. Photo by Claudio Villa.
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Both strikers are also former strikers of Arsenal, and will meet again when Milan face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on October 5.

Football London reports that the French striker was categorical that there was no similarity between him and his Chelsea counterpart - save for the Arsenal factor.

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"He’s a very good striker; I know him very well. Of course, we both played for Arsenal, but that’s the only similarity between us because we are completely different players."

Both players will be hoping to steer their sides to victory. Aubameyang's Chelsea in particular is yet to record a point and a defeat could spell doom for Graham Potter's side.

The last time they faced each other was in the 2019 Europa League final, where Giroud's Chelsea emerged victorious against Aubameyang's Arsenal.

Milan lead the standings with 4 points while Chelsea are last with just a single point.

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The Blues have endured a disastrous start on the continental stage, managing just 1 point in two outings.

The woeful run of form has them sitting bottom of Group E, with Milan topping the charts with four points.

Graham Potter's men will therefore be keen to earn maximum points against Milan when they face off at Stamford Bridge, to increase their chances of qualifying for the competition's knockout round.

Source: Sports Brief News