Tim Sherwood questions Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s Olivier Giroud decision

Former Premier League manager Tim Sherwood has questioned Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s decision to disregard Olivier Giroud.

Giroud was the centre of plenty of transfer speculation during January with his Stamford Bridge contract ending during the summer.

The French striker remained at the Premier League club into February despite having not featured for the Blues since November.

Chelsea boss Lampard has not even included the World Cup winner in his squad for Premier League matches since December despite bemoaning his options at the west London club.

And Sherwood has questioned why Lampard is not using the former Arsenal striker with Chelsea battling for a top four position.

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“My question to Frank Lampard would be what has Olivier Giroud done wrong(?),” Sherwood said on Premier League Productions.

“Teams chasing top four, all of them, Tottenham, Arsenal – they would have him back – and Man United. They would all have him.

“Chelsea have got him and won’t play him.”

Lampard appeared willing to sell Giroud during January but only “if it’s right for everybody”.

Olivier Giroud has not played for Chelsea since November
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And, when discussing the 33-year-old’s future last month, Lampard appeared to be happy working with other members of his squad.

“There are a lot of things in football and the squad that are a risk, otherwise you would line up three or four of the best players in each position,” said Lampard.

“We have some adaptable players in our team who could take up different roles, so that would have to come into my thinking at that point.

“That’s my job, I’m going into it now. I have to make those decisions as I go along.

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