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Olivier Giroud to quit Chelsea in January after 33 minutes of Premier League action

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly considering his future at Stamford Bridge after just 33 minutes of Premier League action this season.

Despite his critics, Giroud has proven to be a reliable goalscorer throughout his time in English football with managers hailing his professionalism and conduct.

But Blues boss Frank Lampard has moved away from using Giroud as he did at the end of last season and instead focused the attack on the speed and movement of Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Hakim Ziyech.

It means Giroud has been forced to settle for cameo appearances off the bench for Chelsea.

Olivier Giroud wants to play more to guarantee a place in the France squad

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With the European Championships next summer, Giroud’s place in France’s starting XI is under threat.

Marcus Thuram, Anthony Martial and Wissam Ben Yedder are all battling for the striker position next to Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.

France boss Didier Deschamps retains great faith in Giroud but if the 34-year-old can’t get more time on the pitch, he faces a tricky decision.

Olivier Giroud remains a key player for the French national team
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And according to Football London, his place in the France squad is one of the primary reason Giroud could leave in January.

There will be six months left on his contract in the new…

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