Giroud has had a reputation among many as a lumbering, cumbersome, but mildly useful target man, who occasionally offers something different in attack. The reality is, though, that he has been far more than that. The Frenchman has been a generally consistent and reliable performer since he made the move to London from Montpellier in 2012, but the main problem is that he has had to do it alone.
It was evident against West Ham, with some sublime moves crafted out with consummate ease by the two. Sanchez's movement off the ball and his typically dogged harrying of defenders, proved to be a constant thorn in the side of the Hammers.
The emergence of players such as Arjen Robben, Eden Hazard and Cristiano Ronaldo in the modern game has taken the pressure off of today's strikers to an extent and so we don't really see your Henrys and van Nistelrooys firing clubs to greatness.
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In many ways, Lukaku is just the player Rafa Benitez has been missing this season and it's maybe unfortunate (or just a yawning oversight) that of the three strikers the European Champions have on their books, the most in-form/not terrible is 146.4 miles away in the Midlands.
Michael Owen has finally been cleared by the Premier League to play as striker for Stoke City after his release from Manchester
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