The Frenchman enjoyed a field day against his La Liga opponents to etch his name into European football history on Wednesday evening

Giroud smashes Champions League records with four-goal haul in Chelsea win at Sevilla

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has become the oldest player to score a Champions League hat-trick on a record breaking night, after scoring all four of his side’s goals in their win over Sevilla on Wednesday.

Just over two months since his 34th birthday, the France international put his name into the history books as he hit top gear for the Blues after being given a rare start by Frank Lampard.

Giroud’s first goal came after just eight minutes following some incisive build-up play from Kai Havertz. Giroud’s second then came via a chip in the 55th minute after Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic created a chance for their forward.