Overall, the striker has started six Premier League games this season.
But the French international made amends by providing the pass for the opener as a neat one-two opened the space for Hazard to fire his 14th goal of the season into the bottom corner.
When the Baggies signed Sturridge, they knew it was a gamble.
"I don't know. Usually in my experience, I reached the best results possible with the players I have to work with".
"Giroud is coming back from a muscular problem so it's important he goes into our idea of football, into the right position". Despite time and space he then struck first time, harmlessly stabbing wide of the left post.
"I have to learn a lot from the other coaches, the other managers, in that aspect. Maybe in this year-and-a-half they understand my patience and will to defend this colour, this shirt, this badge", said Conte. That was more painful, because afterwards, when I came in at half-time, I was really struggling.
"Not just me but Pedro, Willian and others".
Daniel Sturridge's arrival on loan from Liverpool was widely considered a coup for Alan Pardew's team but the former Chelsea striker lasted just three minutes on his return to Stamford Bridge before succumbing to an apparent hamstring injury.
Giroud's arrival, which signalled Michy Batshuayi's departure on a loan to Borussia Dortmund, has given Chelsea boss Antonio Conte the option of playing either he or Morata up front without having to tweak his tactics. He'd have an easy chance them.
Abramovich was reportedly angry that the Italian had said he did not choose the club's signings this season.
Conte has repeatedly stated that he remains fully committed to Chelsea, but his bosses may have other ideas.
"Rondon and Jonny Evans - that's three big chances".