Olivier Giroud puzzled most Chelsea followers together with his celebration towards Norwich on Tuesday night time.
The 33-year-old headed residence what turned out to be the successful objective on the finish of a tense first half of the Blues’ 1-Zero win at Stamford Bridge.
After initially embracing his teammates, the 33-year-old pulled away from the group.
He turned in direction of the gamers behind Frank Lampard’s bench and mimed as if he was writing one thing down.
It seems the gesture was meant for one man particularly.
“It’s simply, err, I play scrabble with N’Golo Kante, that’s it,” he advised Sky post-match.
Giroud’s objective ensured that Frank Lampard’s facet bounced again with a win, after their humbling defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday.
Chelsea struggled once more with creativity despite the fact that they have been dominant all through nearly all of the fixture.
Giroud handed them the lead in added time on the finish of the primary half, nodding in Christian Pulisic’s neat cross.
The France striker had beforehand wasted three high-quality openings however was capable of make amends at hand the Blues the lead.
Chelsea carried the 1-Zero lead into half-time, with Pulisic once more their most threatening participant having seen an earlier effort tipped onto the crossbar by keeper Tim Krul.
The second interval contained a lot of the identical sample with the Blues in management however creating few possibilities.
Finally, already-relegated Norwich supplied little in response and so Frank Lampard’s facet noticed out the much-needed victory.
This win retains Chelsea within the top-four driving seat, 4 factors away from Manchester United in fifth having performed a recreation extra.