Chelsea have already sealed their biggest transfer bargain – and it’s not Werner or Ziyech

Much has already been made of Chelsea’s transfer business ahead of the 2020/21 season.

The Blues have wrapped up deals for Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, while they are getting closer to securing Kai Havertz.

More could come, with the Blues looking at a new goalkeeper and even a couple of new defenders for the next Premier League campaign.

But one piece of business which might have gone under the radar was the one-year contract extension of Olivier Giroud back in May.

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During the January window, it looked nailed on that the 33-year-old was going to leave the club having barely played for the Blues.

However, since then and due to the injury of Tammy Abraham, Giroud came into the starting XI and was a major factor to the Blues securing a top four spot.

His goal in the 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers was his seventh in all competitions since the restart, taking his total to eight in 11 matches.

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The World Cup winner has led the line impeccably to help inspire Lampard’s side to next seasons’s Champions League campaign and the FA Cup final.

Amid the transfer business, Lampard is delighted to have the experience of the striker as part of his ranks for the 2020/21 campaign.

“I’m really pleased, really pleased,” Lampard said after the Wolves win.

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“Oli has to take all the credit from January onwards. We all know that he wasn’t playing much at the start. Tammy played a lot.

“I was never unaware of Oli’s talents, but that was just the circumstance at the time. But to have the personality, strength of character and talent to come in and effect things the way he has before the lockdown and then carried it on.

“He has always been big on the training ground and changing room for me, but I don’t want to talk about that too much because…


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