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Sevilla 0 Chelsea 4 Frank Lampard refuses to confirm Olivier Giroud will start next weekend after his Champions League wonder show

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Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring Chelsea's fourth goal. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring Chelsea's fourth goal. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring Chelsea's fourth goal. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

Oliver Giroud made a strong claim to become a first team regular at Chelsea as a stunning display of finished saw him bag all four goals as Chelsea romped to a 4-0 Champions League win against Sevilla.

Giroud delivered left-foot, right-foot and headed finishes for the perfect treble – and then whipped a spot-kick into the top corner for good measure.

Chelsea will host Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge next week, but sealed top spot with their win in Spain, and a potentially easier tie in the last-16.

France World Cup winner Giroud might now expect to start in Chelsea's Premier League game against Leeds this weekend, but Lampard was giving now assurances.

"We'll have to see - it's a tight turnaround but it's four goals in a game," said the Chelsea boss.

"It's not just his performance but when you play him and utilise his strengths and his speed, there's a real balance in the rest of the team.

"Olivier is reliable, full stop. Not just for us but his international goals for France, he's up there with great French individuals, he's got great statistics. I'm not too bothered about that in a way but I am bothered about what he gives us on the pitch.

"There couldn't be a team-mate there that the players are happier for because of the way Olivier is around the training pitch and in the games.

"Four goals at this level and the quality of the goals, individual aspects from Olivier and team aspects in the first half, from back to front the team were great, amazing solo performance from Olivier.

"Delighted with him, delighted with the team. This is a difficult place to come. There were moments in the first half where it was tough and we dealt with it."

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Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring his side's third goal (AP Photo/Angel Fernandez)

Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring his side's third goal (AP Photo/Angel Fernandez)

Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring his side's third goal (AP Photo/Angel Fernandez)

Giroud insisted he wanted to enjoyed his night of Champions League glory before thinking about Chelsea's ext match.

"When you win 4-0 in a Champions League away game it's always a great feeling and a good performance from the team," he told BT Sport.

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"We took the game from the front foot and we were efficient up front, especially for me because I scored four goals.

"I didn't know until two years ago that you called it a perfect hat-trick, when I scored against Kyiv in Europa League I said what do you mean? It was good, I had good assists though.

"I will try to carry on like that to finish the good job of the team and it's always nice to be in the club history and we play football to mark our history so I'm pleased to help the team to win and to score the four goals."

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