'Could become an important player' - Conte tips £18m-rated star to become a key figure for Chelsea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has backed Olivier Giroud to ‘become an important player’ for the Premier League champions.

Giroud made his full Chelsea debut in Monday night’s Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge, and the striker provided the assist that saw Eden Hazard open the scoring in the 3-0 home win.

The 31-year-old, who is valued at £18m by transfermarkt.co.uk, joined Chelsea from Arsenal in the latter stages of the January transfer window.

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