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2018/19 UEFA Europa League, Group Stage
  • Olivier Giroud (27', 37')
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi (60')
  • Alvaro Morata (78')
  • Yevhen Khacheridi (7')

Olivier Giroud double keeps Chelsea perfect with 4-0 win against PAOK

Olivier Giroud, right, celebrates with Chelsea teammates after scoring a goal against PAOK in the Europa League. Getty Images

Chelsea made it five wins in five tries in the Europa League with a convincing 4-0 win against 10-man PAOK at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Olivier Giroud scored two first-half goals -- taking his tally to four in his last three games -- to set the hosts on their way after PAOK had Yevhen Khacheridi shown a straight red card in the seventh minute for tripping the France international just outside the penalty area.

Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi then beat PAOK goalkeeper Alexandros Paschalakis at the near post with a low line drive before setting up Alvaro Morata to head home the Blues' fourth goal from an inch-perfect cross.

Maurizio Sarri's side were already through to the round of 32 as group winners and play their final match before the knockout rounds against Hungarian side Vidi.