CAPE TOWN- Chelsea manger Antonio Conte like what he saw from debutant striker Oliver Giroud, as Chelsea won 3-o at Stamford against West Brom on Monday night.

The former Arsenal striker handed an assist to Eden Hazard who open the scoring, before Victor Moses and a second strike from Hazard finished off the game, a much needed win for Chelsea as they have suffered back to back defeats against Bournemouth and Watford.

“To have two strikers in contention for us is very important,” said Conte. “Giroud could become an important player and at the same time I had a good answer from Alvaro [Morata] and we must be happy.

“We forced Giroud to play because we had Morata injured, and it was important to have a point of reference like him on the pitch.”

Conte did fight off rumors did he soon will be fired.

“We have to try to fight against the speculation,” the Italian added. “The only way is to try to win, play good football and I think until the end we will continue to live with it. It’s not important for me.

“We are getting used to this kind of speculation and rumours. My players know very well what we have to do, now and in the future.”

Chelsea are currently sitting forth on the Premier League table one point behind Liverpool.

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