Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is considering his future at Stamford Bridge, as he looks to play more first-team football with next summer’s European Championship in mind, according to football.london.
Giroud has played just 33 minutes of Premier League football so far this season – largely down to the form of new signing Timo Werner, as well as Tammy Abraham ‘s return to fitness.
The 34-year-old former Arsenal striker has been selected in France’s squad for their upcoming Nations League clashes with Finland, Portugal and Sweden.
However, if Giroud continues to struggle to force his way into Frank Lampard ‘s plans, then he could find it difficult to be considered for Didier Deschamps’ squad next summer for the delayed European Championship.
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The Blues centre-forward signed a one-year contract extension for the West London club towards the end of last season after a resurgence in form saw him move back into the first-team.
However, there’s been no such luck this time around for Giroud, with just over half an hour of first-team football so far this season.
Lampard spoke about the Frenchman’s future in his pre-Sheffield United press conference last week, and has had plenty to say about it in the past – and here, we have gathered everything the Chelsea boss has said on the experienced striker.
November 202 : “He has given a typically great response to train as well as possible and support the group. He is amazing around the group and that is just a fact with Oli and maybe not a fact with people all around the team.
“I can’t speak highly enough of him on that side. It is part of my job I don’t like with good players, top people who are around the group that don’t always play. But I have those issues. Tammy Abraham started at least half of the games last season and he was one of…