Giroud’s hat-trick header named Chelsea’s December Goal of the Month

With Giroud’s perfect hat-trick against Sevilla taking more than half of all the votes cast, the Goal of the Month award was almost as comfortable a victory as the one in Spain.

As well as that second header by the Frenchman against Aston Villa, Giroud was also selected ahead of Christian Pulisic finishing off a lightning-quick counter-attack by Mateo Kovacic and Timo Werner to complete the scoring in our 3-1 win over Leeds United.

Our Women’s and Academy sides were also represented in the nominations, by Sam Kerr’s strike against Benfica following a pinpoint through-ball from Guro Reiten, and Jude Soonsup-Bell’s impressive solo effort against Manchester United in the Premier League 2.

Giroud is the fourth different player to win a Chelsea Goal of the Month award this season, joining Reece James (September, v Brighton), Timo Werner (October, v Southampton) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (November, v Rennes).