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One Player Athletico Madrid Would Be Afraid To Face Again In Their Second Leg Clash Against Chelsea.

Its going to be another breath taking encounter as Chelsea plays host to Athletico Madrid in their second leg Champions league match.

The stage is set as the two will be playing their heart out for who will find the way into the next stage of the competition.

Chelsea will be seen again in their defensive diligence which was crucial to their fist leg win against Madrid. They were able to prevent their opponents from having any shot on target for 90 minutes.

It would be recalled that they wouldn't have won the game if it was not for an individual brilliance from Oliver Giroud.

His acrobatic kick, so wonderfully done, went along way to give the Blues an edge over their opponent.

However this is a man that Madrid will not want to deal with as the striker is once again expected to lead the line up in the up coming match.

Though Tuchel has opted for his new anchor man in person of Kai Havertz, it will be seen that Giroud deserves a start for the blues in their encounter against Madrid more than ever.

An analysis from Pat Nevin, a former blues winger has this to say " it will be very hard and not possible for Thomas Tuchel to ignore the presence of Olivier Giroud".

"He has been well rested after warming the bench for the last three games" he added.

He also went on to say "At 34 he is far from being on his legs but you would expect him to be as fresh as anyone having had that little mini-break"

"I reckon I will love to see Olivier Giroud on the pitch tomorrow, almost as much as Atletico would like to see him sit on the sidelines".

Aside from Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland who has10 goals, Giroud is another player who has more goals. He has 6 goals. This will and should make it an easy decision for Tuchel to future him.

He was a threat up there in defense line of Madrid in the first leg and will create same come this second leg encounter.

So while Diego's men will be more aggressive to chase down their one goal deficit, they have to sit deep to defend against the likes of Giroud from scoring against them.

They will surely dread having to face the likes of Olivier in this upcoming encounter as they are yet to recover from the outcome of his acrobatic kick in their last encounter.

What are your views as it relates with this encounter? So you Lao see Olivier Giroud as a threat to Athletico Madrid?

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