First of all, I'm fan of Chelsea so I bought him immediately after he's on market. I'm writing to argue with some hidden traits you might wanna know before use him in your primary squad. Compare Giroud's data with 88 Harry Kane, you can see Giroud is way better than Kane EXCEPT in pace, BUT is just this pace can make a big difference. I don't know why but there must be some links b/w pace and shooting and passing, I use a pace booster chem and make TOTS sterling/IF Tadic(highly recommend, he's so OP) and now it might seem Okay to use Giroud as a traditional England centre, however you're wrong. After sufficient games I've played, I've found Giroud is lack of some shooting and passing agility which is not showed in 'Agility' option, like turning around, dribble stopping, actually he's not a solid centre when we want a centre that can organize with wings, and his long shooting and horizontal turns are limited since his agility. Same difficulty, same squad, similar opponents, his performance is worse than 88 Harry Kane. If you have a two-striker squad pair with like TOTS Firmino, Aguero etc it would be fine, but as a solo centre striker, I suggest a 88 Kane or Diego Costa.
Mid-Short shoot. Long shoot if it's a cut-in.
And everything associated with that, eg. shoot alongside defender, long shoots, passing and dribbling.