Olivier Giroud scored twice as Chelsea beat PAOK Salonika four nil to secure top spot in Europa League Group L.

 

The Frenchman curled home from Pedro’s pass before burying a volley from Cesc Fabregas’ lofted through ball to give the hosts a two-goal

lead at the break.

 

The Greek visitors had been reduced to 10 men as early as the seventh minute when Yevhen Khacheridi was

sent off for diving in and denying Giroud a clear goal-scoring opportunity.

 

A depleted PAOK got more worn out in the second half

as 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi found the

net before substitute Alvaro Morata headed in the youngster’s cross with his first touch off the bench to complete the rout.

 

Chelsea next face Hungarians MOL Vidi next month in a final dead-rubber group game.

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